Anatomy Chapter 3 Clinical Terms

  1. Anaplasia
    an irreversible change in the size and shape of tissue cells
  2. Carcinogen
    A cancer-causing agent
  3. Dysplasia
    A reversible change in the normal shape, size, and organization of tissue cells
  4. Genetic engineering 
    A general term that encompasses attempts to change the genetic make up of cells or organism, including humans
  5. Hyperplasia
    An increase in  the number of normal cells ( not tumor formation) in a tissue or organ, thus enlarging that tissue or organ
  6. hypertrophy
    The enlargement of an organ or tissue due to an increase in the size of its cells
  7. Liposome
    A miute spherical sac of lipid molecules enclosing a water droplet. Often formed artificially to carry drugs into the tissues 
  8. necrosis
    Death of one or more cells in an organ or tissue due to disease, injury, or inadequate blood supply
  9. Oncologist
    Physician who specializes in the identification and treatement of cancers
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Anatomy Chapter 3 Clinical Terms