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hyperplasia
also called "hypergenesis" and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. a general term referring to the proliferation of cells within an organ or tissue beyond that which is ordinarily seen in e.g. constantly dividing cells

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  2. may result in the gross enlargement of an organ, the formation of a benign tumor, or may be visible only under a microscope

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  3. ) or glandular fluids

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  4. considered to be a physiological response to a specific stimulus, and the cells of a hyperplastic growth remain subject to normal regulatory control mechanisms

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  5. This stands in contrast to neoplasia (the process underlying cancer and some benign tumors), in which genetically abnormal cells proliferate in a non-physiological manner which is unresponsive to normal stimuli

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