paraneoplasia

[ păr′ə-nē′ō-plāzhə ]

n.

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.

Nearby words

  1. plebeian,
  2. plebeianly,
  3. plebeians,
  4. plebiscite,
  5. plebs,
  6. plectognath,
  7. plectron,
  8. plectrum,
  9. pled,
  10. pledge

Related formspar′a•ne′o•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.


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