degeneration

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  • noun

Synonyms for degeneration

Synonyms for degeneration

descent to a lower level or condition

Synonyms for degeneration

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

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Steatohepatitic HCC is characterized by a constellation of SH features such as fatty change, ballooning degeneration, neutrophilic inflammation, perisinusoidal fibrosis, and Mallory bodies.
Nonulcerated mucosa showed focal areas of lichenoid interface, mixed inflammatory infiltrate with necrosis, ballooning degeneration, and dense eosinophilic cytoplasmic granules (Guarnieri-like inclusions) in the squamous epithelium.
The remaining epidermis showed evidence of exocytosis and inflammatory crusts as well as ballooning degeneration of portions of the residual epithelium.
Microscopically, the lesions were characterized by epidermal hyperplasia and necrosis with ballooning degeneration, and intracytoplasmic inclusions (Bollinger bodies) in keratinocytes.
The liver disease in these patients can range from simple NAFLD all the way to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in which histologic findings range from fat plus ballooning degeneration to fat plus alcoholic hepatitis--like lesions that are impossible to distinguish from those of alcoholic liver disease.