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Module 1F - A&P

Introduction to the Human Body

differentiate cells during their development start to specialized
poorly differerentiated cells means that tissue cells has failed to differentiate or specialized,characteristic of cancer cells
stem cells are relatively whose only function is to produce additional unspecialized cells
tumor cell growth becomes uncontrolled and disorganized
benign classification of tumor - noncancerous
maligmant classification of tumor - cancerous
metastasis spreading of cancer cells
atrophy disorder of cellular growth - a decrease in the size of the cells, leading to a wasting away of tissues and organs
dysplasia disorder of cellular growth - abnormal growth. alteration in cell size, shape, and organization these alterations can result in cancer
hyperplasia overgroth of increase in the number of cells, result could be increase in size of tissues and organs
metaplasia transformation of one cell type into another
necrosis death of cells or groups of cells
neoplasm abnormal new growth, also called a tumor, could be either benign or malignant
Created by: janmaire