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Hyperplasia

Definition

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.

Alternative Names

Hypergenesis

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