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

dys·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
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(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
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(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.
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Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dysplastic adjective
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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
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n. displasia, cambio o desarrollo anormal de los tejidos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n displasia, desorden f de crecimiento en un tejido
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The current term of "arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy" is more appropriate than ARVD, considering that the disease is not manifested at birth but its onset is later, during adult life.
Microscopy of Biopsy from Posterior Right Ventricular Wail Showing Features of ARVD. Case of Sudden Death of a 35-year-old Female.
ARVD is defined by progressive replacement of healthy tissue of cardiac muscle, mainly in the right ventricle, with fibroadipose tissue and enhanced apoptosis of cardiomyocytes.
Figure 1: Diagnoses at VIFM where referral made to a Cardiac Genetics Service at RMH HCM (n=13) 6% Unascertained (n=136) 59% DCM (n=11) 5% ARVD (n=16) 7% SUDEP (n=10) 4% Connective tissue (n=7) 3% Aortic dissection (n=23) 10% Other (n=13) 6% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Mrs Connor recorded a verdict of natural causes, but urged his immediate relatives to be tested to see if they also had ARVD.
However he found some fatty tissue on Jack's heart which could indicate a rare, hereditary condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).
The combination of ARVD with rheumatoid arthritis was the characteristic feature of our patient.
Since the incorporation of the ECG in Italy in 1986 by law, the prevalence of athletic SCD death decreased by nearly 90% in a small part of Italy and was attributed mostly to early identification of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) [2].
Arrythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD) is a familial cardiomyopathy characterised clinically by right ventricular (RV) dysfunction as well as ventricular tachycardia (1-4)and histopathologically by fibro-fatty replacement of the myocardium.