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Hyperplasia

Hypergenesis

Hyperplasia is increased cell production in a normal tissue or organ. Hyperplasia may be a sign of abnormal or precancerous changes. This is called pathologic hyperplasia.

It can also be due to the growth of completely normal cells. This is called physiologic hyperplasia.

References

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC. Cellular responses to stress and toxic insults: adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 2.

  • Hyperplasia

    Hyperplasia - illustration

    Hyperplasia is the increased cell production of normal tissue in the body which causes the organ to increase in size.

    Hyperplasia

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    • Hyperplasia

      Hyperplasia - illustration

      Hyperplasia is the increased cell production of normal tissue in the body which causes the organ to increase in size.

      Hyperplasia

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    Review Date: 8/5/2017

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