paraneoplastic syndrome

A group of symptoms that may develop when substances released by some cancer cells disrupt the normal function of surrounding cells and tissue.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • Paraneoplastic syndrome — Classification and external resources DiseasesDB 2064 eMedicine med/1747 …   Wikipedia

  • Paraneoplastic syndrome — A group of signs and symptoms caused by a substance produced by a tumor or in reaction to a tumor. Paraneoplastic syndromes can be due to a number of causes including hormones or other biologically active products made by the tumor, blockade of… …   Medical dictionary

  • paraneoplastic syndrome — signs or symptoms occurring in a patient with cancer that result from antibodies produced by the cancer and are not due directly to local effects of the cancer cells. Examples are myasthenia gravis secondary to a tumour of the thymus, a… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Синдром Паранеопластический (Paraneoplastic Syndrome) — признаки или симптомы, которые могут развиться у больного злокачественной опухолью, хотя непосредственно они не связаны с воздействием на организм злокачественных клеток. Удаление опухоли обычно приводит к их исчезновению. Так, тяжелая… …   Медицинские термины

  • paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration — paraneoplastic subacute cerebellar degeneration the most common paraneoplastic syndrome affecting the brain, occurring most commonly with ovarian and breast carcinomas and Hodgkin disease, characterized pathologically by severe loss of Purkinje… …   Medical dictionary

  • Syndrome, paraneoplastic — A group of signs and symptoms due to a substance produced by a tumor or in reaction to the tumor. Paraneoplastic syndromes can be due to hormones (or other biologically active products) made by the tumor, blockade of the effect of a normal… …   Medical dictionary

  • paraneoplastic — Relating to or characteristic of paraneoplasia. * * * para·neo·plas·tic .par ə .nē ə plas tik adj caused by or resulting from the presence of cancer in the body but not the physical presence of cancerous tissue in the part or organ affected… …   Medical dictionary

  • paraneoplastic polyneuropathy — a paraneoplastic syndrome, sometimes seen with carcinoma, multiple myeloma, or Hodgkin disease, consisting of polyneuropathy with sensory or sensorimotor symptoms. Cf. carcinomatous pericarditis. Called also paraneoplastic neuropathy …   Medical dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • paraneoplastic opsoclonus — opsoclonus occurring as part of the paraneoplastic type of opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (see under syndrome) …   Medical dictionary

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