adenoma

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ad·e·no·ma

 (ăd′n-ō′mə)
n. pl. ad·e·no·mas or ad·e·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign epithelial tumor having a glandular origin and structure.

ad′e·nom′a·toid′ (ăd′n-ŏm′ə-toid′) adj.
ad′e·nom′a·tous (-ŏm′ə-təs) adj.

adenoma

(ˌædɪˈnəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
1. (Pathology) a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
2. (Pathology) a tumour having a glandlike structure

ad•e•no•ma

(ˌæd nˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland.
2. a benign tumor of glandlike structure.
[1865–70; < Greek adēn- (see adeno-) + -oma]
ad`e•nom′a•tous (-ˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-) adj.

adenoma

A tumor of a gland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular originadenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
fibroadenoma - benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
lymphadenoma - an abnormally enlarged lymph node
Translations

adenoma

n pl <-s or adenomata> (Med) → Adenom nt

adenoma

n adenoma m; villous — adenoma velloso
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We suggest that due to excess of GH secretion by a somatotroph adenoma, which can cause insulin resistance through the failure of a compensatory increase in P-cell function, the decrease in the insulin binding to the receptor due to a reduction of the receptor concentration (reduction in the receptor number per cell) without alternation on receptor affinity state.
The implication of somatotroph adenoma phenotype to somatostatin analog responsiveness in acromegaly.
In this paper, we reported a male patient who had acromegaly, probably secondary to a pituitary somatotroph adenoma but now has hypopituitarism with secondary adrenal insufficiency and hypopituitarism.