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abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis) acanthosis
skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body folds; can be benign or malignant acanthosis nigricans , keratosis nigricans
benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin adenoma
polyp that consists of benign neoplastic tissue derived from glandular epithelium adenomatous polyp
any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder alpha-adrenergic blocker , alpha-adrenergic blocking agent , alpha-blocker , alpha blocker
benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue black tongue , furry tongue , hairy tongue
small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract; usually associated with excessive secretion of serotonin carcinoid
common benign tumor of cartilage cells chondroma
benign growth (often with a rough surface) common wart
small benign wart on or around the genitals and anus condyloma acuminatum , genital wart , venereal wart , verruca acuminata
disturbances in saltwater balance and symptoms of weakness and muscular cramps and twitching and convulsions and sometimes paralysis; usually caused by a benign tumor of the cortex of the adrenal gland that leads to excess secretion of aldosterone Conn's syndrome
cystic tumor (usually benign) with a wall lined with epithelium and a cavity containing other material dermoid cyst
benign slow-growing tumor of cartilaginous cells at the ends of tubular bones (especially in the hands and feet) enchondroma
benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage) exostosis
benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen fibroadenoma
benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus) fibroid , fibroid tumor
benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks haemangioma , hemangioma
acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter hepatitis A , infectious hepatitis
any of a group of papovaviruses associated with genital or oral carcinomas or a group associated with benign genital tumors human papilloma virus
small benign growth on the faces of hands of children juvenile wart
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