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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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Primary hyperaldosteronism is an autonomous secretion of aldosterone by abnormal cells, due to adrenal cortical hyperplasia or neoplasia.
The histopathologic correlates of primary aldosteronism include adrenal cortical hyperplasia, adenoma, and carcinoma.