false membrane n.
A thick, tough, fibrinous exudate formed on the surface of a mucous membrane or the skin. Also called croupous membrane, neomembrane, plica, pseudomembrane.
On its internal surface it was thickly coated with false membrane of a brown colour.
A number of patches will coalesce, forming limited sheets of false membrane not unlike those of diphtheria.
Ecchymoses may be present in large number, with exudates of false membrane, which Beaumont describes as aphthous.
Sometimes the ulcers cicatrize without previous deposit of false membrane.
A false membrane forms on the mucous lining of the several parts of the throat.
It is this: the serum is enclosed or encysted in bladders, the walls of which are the false membrane.
In the pharynx the false membrane is less adherent to the surface than it is when the disease affects the air-passages.
During the peritonitis a false membrane was effused on the pelvic viscera in situ.
In this manner he says he has been always able to make the patient expectorate a certain quantity of false membrane.
This may leave the liver wholly or partly invested with a layer of false membrane which may have a sequel of importance.