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familial haematuria

familial haematuria  

Benign familial haematuria (BFH, thin basement membrane disease) is an autosomal dominant disorder in which there is persistent haematuria. The glomerular basement membrane is unusually thin, as ...
Gardner's syndrome

Gardner's syndrome  

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A variant form of familial adenomatous polyposis in which polyps in the colon are associated with fibromas and osteomas (benign tumours), especially of the skull and jaw, and multiple sebaceous ...
hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer

hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer  

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(HNPCC, Lynch syndrome) an inherited disorder in which there is an increased incidence of colorectal polyp formation, although to a lesser extent than in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). HNPCC ...
Peutz–Jeghers syndrome

Peutz–Jeghers syndrome  

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A hereditary disorder in which the presence of multiple polyps in the lining of the small intestine (intestinal polyposis) is associated with pigmented areas (similar to freckles) around the lips, on ...
polyp

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

A growth, usually benign, on a stalk from the skin or mucous membrane.

polyp

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World Encyclopedia

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In medicine, swollen mass projecting from the wall of a cavity lined with mucous membrane, such as the nose. Some

polypectomy

polypectomy  

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(poli-pek-tŏmi)the surgical removal of a polyp. The technique used depends upon the site and size of the polyp, but it is often done by cutting across the base using a wire loop (snare) through which ...
polypoid

polypoid  

adj. having the appearance of a polyp.
polyposis

polyposis  

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n. a condition in which numerous polyps form in an organ or tissue. Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a hereditary disease (caused by a defective dominant gene) in which multiple adenomas ...
pseudopolyposis

pseudopolyposis  

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n. a condition in which the bowel lining (mucosa) is covered by elevated or protuberant plaques (pseudopolyps) that are not true polyps but abnormal growths of inflamed mucosa. It is usually found in ...
pulpitis

pulpitis  

Inflammation of the dental pulp. Acute pulpitis is characterized by a constant throbbing pain in the affected tooth (often made more severe by reclining), no pain on biting unless the inflammation ...
rhinosporidiosis

rhinosporidiosis  

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n. an infection of the mucous membranes of the nose, larynx, eyes, and genitals that is caused by the fungus Rhinosporidium seeberi and is characterized by the formation of tiny polyps. It occurs ...
Samter's triad

Samter's triad  

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A syndrome characterized by the presence of asthma, nasal polyps, and hypersensitivity to aspirin. M. Samter (1908–99) German-born US physician

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