from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Normal transformation of tissue from one type to another, as in the ossification of cartilage to form bone.
- n. Transformation of cells from a normal to an abnormal state.
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- n. the conversion of one type of tissue into another
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The conversion of an adult tissue directly into another form of adult tissue, as of hyaline cartilage into mucous tissue. This takes place principally, if not exclusively, among the tissues of the connective-tissue group.
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In this clinical trial, eight U.S. centers enrolled 70 patients having intestinal metaplasia, which is the earliest stage of Barrett's esophagus.
The sites of metaplasia frequently are also sites for neoplastic transformations.
Chondromata and osteochondromata may be benign but are prone to develop malignancy, and by sarcomatous or other changes, even metaplasia.
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H2 phenotype, leading to Ig subtype switching and IgE synthesis, mast cell degranulation, eosinophilia, mucus metaplasia and airway hyperresponsiveness.
New hypotheses elucidating the progression from squamous epithelium to intestinal metaplasia have been proposed.
Of interest is the definition by the British Society of Gastroenterology, which does not require the presence of intestinal metaplasia for a diagnosis of Barrett esophagus.
Imaging techniques that allow improved visualization of intestinal metaplasia at the cellular level are now being used in clinical practice.
Study provides new data about potential risk of gastric cancer in patients with intestinal metaplasia