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atypia


State of being not typical.
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glossary of terms


Abscess
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achalasia


Constriction of the lower portion of the food pipe (oesophagus) due to inability of the sphincter muscles to relax. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, chest pain, vomiting and heartburn.
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achlorhydria


The absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice.
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adenocarcinoma


One of the most common primary lung carcinomas, which appears to be increasing in incidence, and now may be more common than squamous cell carcinoma. This tumor is usually peripheral in location and often is associated with scarring, leading to pleural puckering. This neoplasm may vary in histologic appearance with some tumors having well-formed gl [..]
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adventitia


The outermost connective tissue covering of any organ, vessel, or other structure not covered by a serosa; instead, the covering is properly derived from without (i.e., from the surrounding connective tissue) and does not form an integral part of such organ or structure.
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aflatoxins


A harmful substance made by certain types of mold (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. Consumption of foods contaminated with aflatoxin is a risk factor for primary liver cancer.
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agnogenic


Synonym: idiopathic—refers to a disease or condition of unknown cause or origin.
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algorithm


The term algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem.
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amitotic


Relating to or marked by amitosis -- an unusual form of nuclear division, in which the nucleus simply constricts, rather like a cell without chromosome condensation or spindle formation. Partitioning of daughter chromosomes is haphazard.
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