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Hypertrophy The enlargement or overgrowth of an organ or part due to an increase in size of its constituent cells. Compare:... Read More


Cor The muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood. C. Adiposum a heart that has undergone fatty... Read More


Hyperplasia (Science: pathology) The abnormal multiplication or increase in the number of normal cells in normal arrangement... Read More


Dermatoma a circumscribed thickening or hypertrophy of the skin. Origin: dermato-- g. -oma,... Read More

Potato nose

potato nose --> rhinophyma A manifestation of severe acne rosacea resulting in significant enlargement of the nose and... Read More


Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Pulmonary valve

Definition noun, plural: pulmonary valves (anatomy, cardiology) The semilunar valve that lies between the right ventricle... Read More

Degenerative disease

Degenerative Disease Definition A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due... Read More


Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More


Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More