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  Neoplasm



Neoplasm

    New and abnormal growth of tissue that may or may not cause cancer. Also called tumor.

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Abnormal
Not normal. Deviating from the usual structure, position, condition, or behavior. In referring to a growth, abnormal may mean that it is cancerous or premalignant (likely to become cancer).

Tissue
Biological tissue is a group of cells that perform a similar function.The study of tissues is known as histology, or, in connection with disease, histopathology.The classical tools for studying the tissues are the wax block, the tissue stain, and the optical microscope, though developments in electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, and frozen sections have all added to the sum of knowledge in the last couple of decades.

Cancer
Any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream.



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Neopap
Neopap is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen.

Neopasalate
Neopasalate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): aminosalicylate sodium; aminosalicylic acid.

Neopham 6.4 per cent
Neopham 6.4 per cent is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): amino acids.



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Nymphomania
The compulsive condition in a female of recurrent sexual intercourse with different male partners, promiscuously and without falling in love, but not as a paid prostitute or call girl. In psychiatry, a term, loosely applied to females believed to have an insatiable sexual appetite.

Nausea
The feeling of wanting to throw up (vomit).

Necrosis
Dead tissue that surrounds healthy tissue in the body.

Necrotizing enterocolitis
A condition in which part of the tissue in the intestines is destroyed; occurs mainly in under-weight newborn babies; a temporary ileostomy may be necessary.

Needle biopsy
Biopsy procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed through a hollow needle.

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Nerve sparing technique
A surgical technique during a radial prostatectomy where one or both of the neurovascular bundles controlling erections are spared.

Neural tube defect
Type of birth defect, such as spina bifida, that results from failure of the spinal cord or brain to develop normally in a fetus.

Neuralgia
Pain in distribution of nerve or nerves.

Neuritis
Inflammation of a nerve or nerves.

Neurological
The medical science that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it.

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