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Medical Terminology

Chapter 2 - Cells

CellsDisorders or Diseases
Hypoxia Decrease of blood flow to cellular structure.
Anoxia Lack of oxygen flow to cellular structure, usually causing cell death.
Dysplasia Change to the size,shape and organization of cells as a result of a stimulus.
Metaplasia Ability to change into another type of cell due to protective response to stimulus.
Hyperplasia Increase in number which is related to hormonal stimulation.
Hypertrophy Increase in size usally as a result of increase in workload.
Athophy Decrease in size usually due to aging or disease.
Tumors When cell dividion does not occur in usual pattern, abnormal and uncontrolled growth results in this.
Metastasis Malignant tumors spread to other parts of the body by this process.
Neoplasms Tumors are also known as this and are wither benign ( not cancerous) or malignant ( cancerous).
Created by: dixoco