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cicatrization


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The process of forming a scar, the closure of a wound by the contraction of fibroblasts that have invaded the granulation tissue and that will secrete collagen to restore the mechanical properties of the tissue. Excessive contraction can cause severe distortion and be seriously disfiguring.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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