paraneoplasia

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paraneoplasia par·a·ne·o·pla·sia (pār'ə-nē'ō-plā'zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.
Hormonal, neurological, hematological, and other clinical and biochemical disturbances associated with malignant neoplasms but not directly related to invasion by the primary tumor or its metastases.


par'a·ne'o·plas'tic (-plās'tĭk) adj.
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