paget dis eases

Paget's disease

noun
Pathology. a chronic disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone, causing bone pain, deformation, fractures, and osteosarcoma; osteitis deformans.

Origin:
1875–80; named after Sir James Paget, who described it

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Paget's disease (ˈpædʒɪts)
 
n
1.  Also called: osteitis deformans a chronic disease of the bones characterized by inflammation and deformation
2.  Also called: Paget's cancer cancer of the nipple and surrounding tissue
 
[C19: named after Sir James Paget (1814--99), British surgeon and pathologist, who described these diseases]

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Paget's disease n.

  1. A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation. Also called osteitis deformans.

  2. A breast cancer affecting the areola and nipple.

  3. A skin cancer arising from apocrine sweat glands.

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Paget's disease   (pāj'ĭts)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A disease, occurring chiefly in the elderly, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformity.

  2. A breast cancer manifested by inflammatory changes of the nipple and surrounding skin.


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