TITLE

undifferentiation

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2264
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "undifferentiation" is presented. It refers to an alteration in cell character to a more embryonic type or toward a malignant state.
ACCESSION #
21249915

 

Related Articles

  • unipotent, unipotential.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2404 

    A definition of the terms "unipotent, unipotential " are presented which refer to, in cell biology, committed to a single, differentiated structure and a single mode of functioning.

  • Cellular Basis of Morphogenetic Movements. Collins, Michael F. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1969, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p356 

    Discusses the cellular basis of morphogenetic movements. Zygote developments; Alternative morphogenetic mechanism; Dependence of morphogenesis upon cellular properties.

  • T Helper Cells Fate Mapping by Co-stimulatory Molecules and its Functions in Allograft Rejection and Tolerance. Abdoli, R.; Najafian, N. // International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine;2014, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p97 

    T cell differentiation is dictated by a combination of T cell receptor (TCR) interaction with an antigen-bound major histocompatibility complex (MHC), and co-stimulatory molecules signal. The co-stimulatory signal can be positive or negative, and amplifying or diminishing the initial signal....

  • thymus.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2185 

    A definition of the term "thymus" is presented. It refers to a lymphoid organ that is located in the mediastinal cavity anterior to and above the heart. This organ is composed of two fused lobes each containing multiple lobules. These lobules are roughly divided into an outer cortex and inner...

  • anaplasia.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p102 

    A definition of the medical term "anaplasia" is presented. Anaplasia refers to the loss of cellular differentiation and function or the characteristics of most malignancies. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the...

  • cancer grading and staging.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p328 

    A definition of the medical term "cancer grading and staging" is presented. Cancer grading and staging refers to the standardized procedure for expressing cancer cell differentiation, called grading, and the extent of dissemination of the cancer, called staging. This procedure tends to be very...

  • dedifferentiation.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p543 

    A definition of the medical term "dedifferentiation" is presented. Dedifferentiation refers to the return of parts to a homogeneous state. An alternative meaning of the term is the process by which mature differentiated cells or tissues become sites or origin for immature elements of the same...

  • autoisolysin.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p204 

    A definition of the medical term "autoisolysin" is presented. Autoisolysin refers to an antibody that causes dissolution of cells of the individual from which it was obtained and of other individuals of the same species. The term comes from the words "isos," which means equal, and "lysis," which...

  • Morphogenesis.  // Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer;2001, p591 

    An encyclopedia entry for the term "Morphogenesis," is presented. It refers to the development of body shape and organization during the embryonic development of an organism. It is also a process in which cells organize into well defined three-dimensional structures that resemble the tissue of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics