hyperplasia

ECL (enterochromaffin-like) cell hyperplasia

ECL cell hyperplasia refers to an increase in the number of enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells within the stomach lining. ECL cells are neuroendocrine cells that play an important role in the regulation of acid production in the stomach. Where are ECL (enterochromaffin-like) cells normally found, and what do they do? ECL cells are normally found in …
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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and one of the most common conditions to affect men as they get older. What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia? This is because the prostate wraps around the urethra which is the tube that conducts urine …
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Hyperplasia

What does hyperplasia mean? Hyperplasia is a non-cancerous change that means an increased number of cells compared to normal. This change can only be seen when the tissue sample is examined under the microscope. Another word for hyperplasia is hyperplastic. Types of hyperplasia Hyperplasia can start anywhere in the body. In some parts of the …
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