para·​neo·​plas·​tic ˌpar-ə-ˌnē-ə-ˈplas-tik How to pronounce paraneoplastic (audio)
: 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
paraneoplastic effects on the central nervous system

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“Paraneoplastic.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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