change (chanj)

An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain.shift;
Armanni-Ebstein c. Armanni-Ebstein kidney
Baggenstoss c. distention of pancreatic acini by proteinaceous secretion, seen in dehydration.
Crooke's hyaline c. replacement of cytoplasmic granules of basophil cells of the anterior pituitary by homogenous hyaline material; a characteristic finding in Cushing's syndrome, but usually not present in the cells of a basophil adenoma.Crooke's hyaline degeneration;
fatty c. fatty metamorphosis
c. of life colloquialism for 1. menopause; 2. climacteric.
trophic c.'s trophoneurotic atrophy


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