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hy·per·pla·sia

 (hī′pər-plā′zhə)
n.
An abnormal increase in the number of cells in a tissue or organ, with consequent enlargement of the part or organ.

hy′per·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.

hyperplasia

(ˌhaɪpəˈplæzɪə)
n
(Pathology) enlargement of a bodily organ or part resulting from an increase in the total number of cells. Compare hypertrophy
hyperplastic adj

hy•per•pla•sia

(ˌhaɪ pərˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
1. abnormal multiplication of cells.
2. enlargement of a part due to an abnormal numerical increase of its cells.
[1860–65]
hy`per•plas′tic (-ˈplæs tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperplasia - abnormal increase in number of cells
dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH - enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
Translations

hy·per·pla·si·a

n. hiperplasia, proliferación excesiva de células normales en un tejido.

hyperplasia

n hiperplasia; benign prostatic— hiperplasia prostática benigna; congenital adrenal — hiperplasia suprarrenal congénita
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Adrenal cortical hyperplasia is often seen in patients with Cushing syndrome (the result of hyperproduction of cortisol) and less commonly in Conn's disease.
Myelolipoma commonly presents as an isolated adrenal lesion, although myelolipomatous foci have been reported in association with various other adrenal pathologic conditions, including enzyme deficiencies, adrenal cortical hyperplasia, and neoplasms of the adrenal cortex.