paraneoplastic

adjective

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paraneoplastic. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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