Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Dysplasia

  • Barbara J. DavisEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1583

Definition

Dysplasia is an excessive, disorderly grown tissue in which cells “abnormally increase in number,” lose uniformity and polarity, and may either stop proliferating after cessation of the stimulus that evoked the growth or progress to neoplasia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of PathologyTufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Biomedical SciencesNorth GraftonUSA