Aschoff body

or Aschoff nodule


Origin of Aschoff body

named after Ludwig Aschoff (died 1942), German pathologist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

aschoff body in Medicine

Aschoff body

[ăshôf′, äshôf′]
  1. A granulomatous inflammation characteristic of acute rheumatic carditis, consisting of fibrinoid changes in connective tissue and lymphocytes.
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