Definition of Hyperplasia

1. Noun. Abnormal increase in number of cells.

Generic synonyms: Dysplasia
Specialized synonyms: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bph

Definition of Hyperplasia

1. n. An increase in, or excessive growth of, the normal elements of any part.

Definition of Hyperplasia

1. Noun. (medicine) An increase in the size of a tissue or organ due to increased number of cells. ¹

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Definition of Hyperplasia

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Medical Definition of Hyperplasia

1. The abnormal multiplication or increase in the number of normal cells in normal arrangement in a tissue. Compare: hypertrophy. Origin: Gr. Plasis = formation This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperplasia

hyperpipecolic acidemia
hyperplane eyepiece
hyperplasia (current term)
hyperplastic arteriosclerosis
hyperplastic cholecystosis
hyperplastic gastric polyp
hyperplastic gingivitis
hyperplastic graft
hyperplastic inflammation
hyperplastic osteoarthritis
hyperplastic polyp

Literary usage of Hyperplasia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"Syn- cytial hyperplasia. No real tumor. those cases where a finger introduced into the ... For this class the term syncytial hyperplasia is suggested. 4. ..."

2. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"tion, yet, in thyrotoxicosis where usually the loss of tissues is so great, we have just the opposite; instead of involution we have hyperplasia. ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1872)
"The habitat of hyperplasia limited to the cervix, which Fio. 84. FIG. 85. ... The dots show the site of corporeal hyperplasia. is by far the ..."

4. Manual of gynecology by Henry Turman Byford (1897)
"hyperplasia OF THE UTERUS AND HYPERPLASTIC ... BENIGN ADENOMA. I. Pathological Anatomy. hyperplasia may affect the pans ..."

5. The Crystalline Lens System: Its Embryology, Anatomy, Physiological by Louis Stricker (1899)
"However, the increased and pathological condition of the nutritive fluid will surely take a greater part in the cause of this hyperplasia, ..."

6. A Text-book of general pathology for the use of students and practitioners by James Martin Beattie (1908)
"It is better to reserve the term hyperplasia for proliferative changes in a tissue—not being ... The condition of hyperplasia is frequently seen in repair, ..."

7. A Handbook of Pathological Anatomy and Histology: With an Introductory by Francis Delafield, Theophil Mitchell Prudden (1896)
"HYPERTROPHY AND hyperplasia. Under a variety of conditions parts of the body or organs ... Simple hypertrophy and hyperplasia are frequently associated. ..."

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