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    • Nam Nguyen

      By Nam Nguyen
      Resolution<=> A term applied to infective processes, to indicate a natural subsidence of the INFLAMMATION without the formation of PUS. Thus a pneumonic lung is said to ‘resolve’ when the material exuded into it is absorbed into the blood and lymph, so that recovery takes place naturally; an in?amed area is said to resolve when the in?ammation diminishes and no abscess forms; a glandular enlargement is said to resolve when it decreases in size without suppuration. Resolution is also used to describe the extent to which individual details – for example, cell structures – can be identi?ed by the eye when using a light microscope.