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Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dys·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.


(Anatomy) abnormal development of an organ or part of the body, including congenital absence
[C20: New Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis a moulding]
dysplastic adj


(dɪsˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ.
[1930–35; dys- + -plasia]
dys•plas′tic (-ˈplæs tɪk) adj.


Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dysplastic adjective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
aplasia - failure of some tissue or organ to develop
fibrous dysplasia of bone - a disturbance in which bone that is undergoing lysis is replaced by an abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue resulting in bone lesions or skin lesions
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
hyperplasia - abnormal increase in number of cells
hypoplasia - underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells
anaplasia - loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies


n. displasia, cambio o desarrollo anormal de los tejidos.


n displasia, desorden f de crecimiento en un tejido
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Subjects were similar with respect to age, whether endocervical curettage was performed, presence of cervical dysplasia or human papilloma virus, and whether glandular involvement was noted.
ZYCOS' drug is currently in a multinational Phase II clinical trial in patients diagnosed with high-grade cervical dysplasia.
This clinical trial report, Cervical Dysplasia Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2012" provides data on the Cervical Dysplasia clinical trial scenario.
Karp, who based this "broad estimate" on premenopausal women undergoing hysterectomy for indications not typically associated with pathology affecting the ovaries, such as cervical dysplasia or fibroids.
The Canadian researchers linked vaccination and cervical screening databases, among others, from the province of Manitoba to compare the incidence of cervical dysplasia in 3,541 women at least 15 years old when they were vaccinated with 9,594 age-matched women who were not vaccinated.
If a patient does meet criteria for a LEEP, and her cervical dysplasia case is beyond appropriate natural medicine-only treatment, then the remaining length of the cervix provides some indication of risk for preterm labor after a LEEP.
The target's development portfolio includes a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD), which is an oral contraceptive containing natural estrogen, as well as biochemical tests for the assessment of egg quality during in-vitro fertilisation, and pharmacologic treatments for cervical dysplasia.
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The American Cancer Society also recommends continued screening after hysterectomy in women who have been treated for cervical dysplasia or cancer.
Factors associated with cervical dysplasia included use of intra-vaginal herbs, intra-vaginal cleansing, being single, a history or three or more lifetime sexual partners and a history of previous STIs.
Most (89%) knew that "genital HPV [human papillomavirus] infection is fairly common in sexually active adults," that infected individuals often lack signs or symptoms (95%), that infection increases the risk for cervical dysplasia and cancer (98%), and that treatment of external anogenital warts and cervical dysplasia/cancer does not always eliminate the infection (92% warts; 91% dysplasia/cancer), said Dr.
Forty percent didn't come back for their second smear, which is a very high rate of non-compliance, and this is one of the factors that puts this group at high risk for cervical dysplasia," she said.