carcinoid

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car·ci·noid

 (kär′sə-noid′)
n.
A small, slow-growing, benign or malignant tumor, found usually in the gastrointestinal tract, that is composed of islands of rounded cells and secretes serotonin.

carcinoid

(ˈkɑːsɪˌnɔɪd)
n
a small serotonin-secreting tumour, usually slow-growing and occurring in the gastrointestinal tract, although it may spread to the liver

car•ci•noid

(ˈkɑr səˌnɔɪd)

n.
a small, yellowish amino-acid- and peptide-secreting tumor usu. found in the gastrointestinal tract and the lung.
[1925–30; carcin (oma) + -oid]

carcinoid

a small, yellow tumor that may develop from argentaffin cells in the gastrointestinal mucosa and spread widely throughout the body.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carcinoid - a small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract; usually associated with excessive secretion of serotonin
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
Translations

carcinoid

adj & n carcinoide m; — tumor tumor m carcinoide
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7,8) Several cases of carcinoid heart disease without valvular involvement have been documented.
For example, carcinoid tumors present with symptoms of over production of serotonin that manifest with symptoms of flushing, diarrhea, asthma, and carcinoid heart disease, none of which our patient had indicating a non-functional type.