paraneoplasia

[păr′ə-nē′ō-plāzhə]
n.
  1. Hormonal, neurological, hematological, and other clinical and biochemical disturbances associated with malignant neoplasms but not directly related to invasion by the primary tumor or its metastases.
Related formspar′a•ne′o•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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