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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A repeated endoscopy and biopsy specimens of the gastric lesions showed no change.
▪ The endoscopic aspect of the gastric lesions was clearly suggestive of malignancy in only half the patients.
▪ Case 1 was the only patient who had gastric lesions, all lesions since have been ileal.
▪ We describe a patient with Sjögren's syndrome and an uncommon gastric mucosal lesion shown to be a phlegmonous gastritis.
▪ The animals were anaesthetised three hours later and gastric blood flow and area of gastric lesions were measured as previously described.
▪ The stomach was then removed and the number of gastric lesions were counted.
▪ Sucralfate was effective against all three types of mucosal lesions.
▪ These results suggest the involvement of platelet activating factor in the endothelin induced fibrinolytic activation and subsequently developed mucosal haemorrhagic lesion.
▪ We describe a patient with Sjögren's syndrome and an uncommon gastric mucosal lesion shown to be a phlegmonous gastritis.
▪ Distal small bowel lesions may also be shown by reflux at barium enema or by entering the terminal ileum at colonoscopy.
▪ Surgeons then insert another probe that emits high-frequency radio waves-similar to microwaves-heating the surrounding tissue and creating a small lesion.
▪ Enteroscopy has identified small intestinal lesions in a further 30-40% of patients in whom the first line investigations were normal.
▪ She made an appointment for a colposcopy, an inspection of the cervix using magnifying instruments that detects small lesions.
▪ Essentially, a much smaller lesion works just as well as the earlier ones but has many fewer side effects.
▪ Before this, childhood brain lesions were often due to the uncontrolled spread of bacterial infections.
▪ A brain lesion or injury usually causes some measure of spasticity, which is an interference factor preventing normal movement.
▪ Her daughter suffered a brain lesion at birth.
▪ But the typical psychosurgery patient and typical brain lesion created is illustrated by some one like Edmund.
▪ These larvae do not develop, but the skin lesions usually persist for weeks.
▪ This may precede the skin lesions by one to two weeks and present a problem in diagnosis at that stage.
▪ Inconsistently there are signs of respiratory embarrassment, skin lesions and lameness.
▪ Last year, she had a malignant skin lesion removed from her back, but since then, things have been stable.
▪ The skin lesions, in contrast to those of secondary syphilis, are asymmetrical.
▪ Keiko suffers from skin lesions, malnutrition and a weak immune system, biologists say.
▪ John Miles, senior consultant neurosurgeon at Walton, told the inquest that an urgent scan showed a large rounded lesion.
▪ Two large studies have shown genetic lesions, including chromosome 17p, 18q, and 1p deletion, to be prognostic indicators.
▪ Superior mesenteric angiography may also show these lesions and angiodysplasia.
▪ If not, one presumes that radiography would have either shown no lesion or not contributed to management of disease.
▪ a spinal cord lesion
▪ multiple lesions to the skin
▪ Her daughter suffered a brain lesion at birth.
▪ I strongly agree with the authors' main point that all excised lesions should be sent for histological examination.
▪ Rots also increased on recipient tubers when the donors were heavily infected but were free of gangrene lesions.
▪ The inaccessible lesions were included in the final analysis as the aim was to evaluate this procedure according to the intention to treat.
▪ Thus the lesions that dermatologists see - the authors' control lesions - are perhaps different from those excised by general practitioners.
▪ Vomiting may occur with either migraine or lesions that increase intracranial pressure.
▪ What is the hidden lesion that is causing them?
▪ X-rays of affected joints may reveal erosions of bone and punched-out lesions representing urate deposits.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lesion \Le"sion\ (l[=e]"zh[u^]n), n. [F. l['e]sion, L. laesio, fr. laedere, laesum, to hurt, injure.] A hurt; an injury. Specifically:

  1. (Civil Law) Loss sustained from failure to fulfill a bargain or contract.

  2. (Med.) Any morbid change in the exercise of functions or the texture of organs.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from Middle French lesion, from Latin laesionem (nominative laesio) "injury," from past participle stem of laedere "to strike, hurt, damage," of unknown origin. Originally with reference to any sort of hurt, whether physical or not.


n. 1 A wound or injury. 2 (context medicine English) An infected or otherwise injured or diseased organ or part, especially such patch of skin. vb. (context transitive English) To wound or injure, especially in an experiment or other controlled procedure.

  1. n. any visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part

  2. any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision [syn: wound]


A lesion is any abnormal damage or change in the tissue of an organism, usually caused by disease or trauma. Lesion is derived from the Latin word laesio meaning injury. Lesions may occur in plants as well as animals.

Usage examples of "lesion".

Thus post-training LPO lesions, which otherwise would be amnestic, should now no longer be.

We knew that such a lesion is not itself amnestic, and the model predicts that with such a right IMHV lesion, the memory trace should simply stay in the left IMHV, because there is no route by which it can escape.

And if this model were correct, then a pre-training right IMHV lesion, already shown not to be amnestic by itself, would disrupt this flow, and post-training LPO lesions, otherwise amnestic, would no longer be so because the memory would have been stranded in the left IMHV.

Cannibalistic behavior predates by decades the appearance of all disease symptoms, and by inference, the appearance of amyloid plaque lesions in the brain tissue.

If two kids have the same disorder, and one can be cured by a lesion in the ansa lenticularis, it follows that the other would require a lesion in the same place.

I consider depression to be arguably the greatest scourge now facing modern Western society, a form of plague without lesions or other telltale signs, a plague no amount of safe sex can protect you from.

After the behavioural experiment, the animals are killed and the site of the lesion checked under the microscope.

It is sometimes argued that cuts or lesions in significant parts of the cerebral cortex in humans-as by bilateral prefrontal lobotomy or by an accident-have little effect on behavior.

In the mouth the buccal mucosae are lesioned, the oropharynx inflamed.

Massey has bruised her soul and I think given her lesions on mouth and cunny that bespeak the pox.

And the lesion experiments say that it, the engram, is not confined to a single brain region.

In these animals modified by heredity, the two eyes generally protruded, although in the parents usually only one showed exophthalmia, the lesion having been made in most cases only on one of the corpora restiformia.

Patients with lesions of the right temporal lobe or right hemispherectomies are significantly impaired in musical but not in verbal ability- in particular in the recognition and recall of melodies.

Patterson, T A, Gilbert, D B, and Rose, S P R Pre- and posttraining lesions of the intermediate medial hyperstriatum ventrale and passive avoidance learning in the chick.

A careful local examination of the pelvic organs, by an expert, disclosed no lesion or displacement there, no ovaritis or other inflammation.