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What Does Sclerotic Mean?

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Shezan Shaikh answered
The word sclerotic has two meanings. It is defined as something which is related to sclerosis and is also used to refer to a person who is suffering from sclerosis. Sclerotic is another word for hardened. It also means of or relating to the sclera or sclerotic tissue, which is a tissue of the eyeball.

The word sclerosis is defined as a condition in which the organs which are within the nervous system of the human body, particularly the brain and the spinal cord, harden. Sclerosis is the name of the condition which results from the degeneration of such elements of the nervous system as the myelin sheath.

The phrases that are closely related to the word sclerotic are sclerotic coat (the fibrous membrane or albuginea which is whitish in colour which, along with the cornea, forms the outer covering of the eyeball), sclerotic ring (the ring of bones which support the eye and which are located in the orbit of the skull of many vertebrate animals, except mammals and crocodiles) and sclerotic lesions (scar tissue which may develop in the liver, spleen or bones of people who are suffering from a progressive ailment called Gaucher disease).
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In a Time magazine article on the troubles at Toyota, sclerotic described, I assume, the loss of flexibility or nimbleness that marked the car company's earlier success.
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Charlie Kerr answered
Becoming unresponsive or loosing the ability to adapt.
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It is not only related to the eye. It means pathologically hardened or thickened. Another example would be the wall of an artery as in arteriosclerosis.
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The word Sclerotic is basically used as an adjective. It is defined as something that is related to the sclera or is affected by sclerosis. It is also sometimes used to refer to a person or thing that is hardened in nature.

Sclerosis is basically a disease that is characterized by failure of the immune system. In this disease the immune system itself attacks the central nervous system which leads to demyelination. It is more common in females and young adults.

This disease is often characterized by lack of coordination and balance, spasms of the muscles, movement difficulties, chronic pain, fatigue, visual problems, speech problems etc.

There is another disease by this name that affects the plants. It causes the stiffness or hardening of plants.
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Sclerotic â€“adjective 1.Also, scleral. Anatomy. Of or pertaining to the sclera.2.Pathology, Botany. Pertaining to or affected with sclerosis.
 
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achala gs answered
Relating to or having sclerosis; hardened OR Of or relating to the sclera of the eyeball OR Whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering of the eyeball
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It is the outermost white layer.The bulged,transparent front portion of the sclerotic layer is called cornea.

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