Are you a medical student or working in related fields? Or just a curious person by nature? Then our collection of common medical terms and concepts can help you better understand this fascinating side of science and art. The... necronomicon of medicine.
Tumor [ physiology ]"Tumor" is one of the 5 classic (Celsian) symptoms of inflammation. It is defined as swelling in the affected area. The other 4 terms used to characterize an inflammation are "rubor", "calor", "dolor","functio laesa".
Tumorous Growths [ oncology ]While most abnormal growths that affect a tissue are usually cancerous in nature, there are plenty of situations that aren't of an oncological variet. A tumorous growth can only be classified as neoplasic after a histo-pathological study.