familial adenomatous polyposis
noun Etymology: polyposis presence of polyps, from New Latin, from polypus polyp + -osis Date: 1976 an inherited disease of the large intestine marked by the formation especially in the colon and rectum of numerous glandular polyps which typically become malignant if left untreated — called also familial polyposis

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  • Familial adenomatous polyposis — Classification and external resources Endoscopic image of sigmoid colon of patient with familial adenomatous polyposis. ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — n a disease of the large intestine that is marked by the formation esp. in the colon and rectum of numerous adenomatous polyps which typically become malignant if left untreated, that may be either asymptomatic or accompanied by diarrhea or… …   Medical dictionary

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — FAP. An inherited condition in which numerous polyps (growths that protrude from mucous membranes) form on the inside walls of the colon and rectum. It increases the risk for colorectal cancer. Also called FAP and familial polyposis …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — noun : a disease of the large intestine that is marked by the formation especially in the colon and rectum of numerous glandular polyps of epithelial origin which typically become malignant if left untreated, that may be either asymptomatic or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — see polyposis …   Medical dictionary

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — FAP; see polyposis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) — A syndrome characterized by the formation of thousands of polyps in the colon and rectum with colorectal cancer the inevitable consequence. Polyps can also occur in the stomach, duodenum and the terminal ileum. The polyps most often begin to form …   Medical dictionary

  • Adenomatous-polyposis-coli-Protein — Masse/Länge Primärstruktur 2843 aa; 311,6 kD …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polyposis registries — exist for the purpose of understanding the genetic disease familial adenomatous polyposis. The registries provide a service to doctors for identification, surveillance and management of families and individuals with high colorectal cancer risk… …   Wikipedia

  • polyposis coli — (= adenomatous polyposis coli; Familial adenomatous polyposis; FAP) Hereditary disorder (Mendelian dominant) characterized by the development of hundreds of adenomatous polyps in the large intestine, which show a tendency to progress to… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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