chronic atrophic thyroiditis n.
Replacement of the thyroid gland by fibrous tissue.
- Chronic bronchitis
chronic bronchitis n. Inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane characterized by cough, hypersecretion of mucus, and expectoration of sputum over a long period of time, associated with increased vulnerability to bronchial infection.
- Chronic desquamative gingivitis
chronic desquamative gingivitis n. A diffuse or patchy, often painful inflamed area of the gum caused by changes to the connective tissue as a result of the atrophy of epithelial cells. Also called gingivosis.
- Chronic disease
A disease of long duration. (Compare acute disease.)
- Chronic familial jaundice
chronic familial jaundice n. See hereditary spherocytosis.