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Introduction: Neoplasm

Description of Neoplasm

Neoplasm (medical condition): The word "tumor" actually refers to any type of lump or swelling in the body. Although common parlance is to use ...more

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Neoplasm: Any new or abnormal growth or tumor that may be benign or malignant.

Neoplasm: An abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Tumors may be benign (not cancerous), or malignant (cancerous). Also called tumor.
Source: National Institute of Health

Neoplasm: an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Neoplasm: An abnormal tissue growth resulted from uncontrolled cell proliferation. Benign neoplastic cells resemble normal cells without exhibiting significant cytologic atypia, while malignant ones exhibit overt signs such as dysplastic features, atypical mitotic figures, necrosis, nuclear pleomorphism, and anaplasia. Representative examples of benign neoplasms include papillomas, cystadenomas, and lipomas; malignant neoplasms include carcinomas, sarcomas, lymphomas, and leukemias. -- 2004
Source: Diseases Database

Neoplasm: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Source: MeSH 2007

Neoplasm: Related Topics

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Neoplasm as a Disease

Neoplasm: Another name for Tumor (or close medical condition association).
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Neoplasm: Related Diseases

Neoplasm: Neoplasm is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Neoplasm (Tumor)

Some of the symptoms of Neoplasm incude:

Neoplasm as a Symptom

Neoplasm (symptom): Another name for Neoplasms.
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Neoplasm (symptom): abnormal proliferation of cells....more »

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Neoplasm: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Neoplasm

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Hierarchical classifications of Neoplasm

The following list attempts to classify Neoplasm into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • growth
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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