Definition of hyperplasia in English:
nounMedicine & Biology
The enlargement of an organ or tissue caused by an increase in the reproduction rate of its cells, often as an initial stage in the development of cancer.
- Furthermore, increased goblet cell hyperplasia of the small airways was prominent in this model.
- Smooth enlargement suggests benign hyperplasia; roughness and irregularity suggest the possibility of cancer.
- Such factors might include the presence of benign prostatic hyperplasia or prostate cancer.
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