In pathology, the term undifferentiated is used to describe a malignant (cancerous) tumour made up of cells that look nothing like normal, healthy cells. The degree of differentiation is important because it is used to determine the tumour grade and all undifferentiated tumours are considered high grade. In contrast, well differentiated¬†tumours are considered low grade. …
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In pathology, the term “differentiated” refers to the degree of specialization and maturity of cells within a tissue or organ. Differentiation is the process by which cells acquire specific structures and functions that enable them to perform particular roles within the body. What does differentiated mean when describing a tumor? In the context of describing …
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