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Vocababble (HPV related)

colposcopy = Examination of the cervix through a magnifying device to detect abnormal cells.

dysplasia = abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth

koilocytosis = Perinuclear vacuolation. [G. koilos, hollow, + kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

koilocyte = A squamous cell, often binucleated, showing a perinuclear halo; characteristic of human papillomavirus infection.

escharotic = a.) Serving or tending to form an eschar; producing a scar; caustic. (n.) A substance which produces an eschar; a caustic, esp., a mild caustic.

escharotic treatment = ? a naturopathic series treatment for HPV, 10 treatments done weekly

CIS = Abbreviation for carcinoma in situ.

CIN = cervical intraepithelial neoplasia--- dysplasia of the cervical epithelium, often premalignant, characterized by various degrees of hyperplasia, abnormal keratinization, and presence of condylomata. Reported numerically, levels 1- ?

neoplasia = The pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a neoplasm. Literally new growth, usually refers to abnormal new growth and thus means the same as tumour, which may be benign or malignant. Unlike hyperplasia, neoplastic proliferation persists even in the absence of the original stimulus.

neoplasm = tumour.

condylomata = Plural of condyloma. Condyloma acuminatum, a papilloma with a central core of connective tissue in a treelike structure covered with epithelium, usually occurring on the mucous membrane or skin of the external genitals or in the perianal region. Origin: Gr. Kondyloma = knuckle or knob

papilloma = < tumour> Benign tumour of epithelium. Warts (caused by papilloma virus) are the most familiar example and each is a clone derived from a single infected cell.

HPV = A disease caused by the human papilloma virus characterised by a soft wart-like growth on the genitalia (for example penis, vulva). In adults this infection is most commonly transmitted sexually. Genital warts are very common and are increasing in incidence. Safe sex practices, such as using condoms can help decrease the risk of infection. Treatment includes several topical agents to eradicate the lesions, cryosurgery (freezing), laser therapy, electrocauterisation or surgical removal. Alternate name: condyloma acuminata.

avena genus = A genus of grasses (family Gramineae), including the common oat (Avena sativa); the oat grasses. One of the foods to avoid along with meat & dairy (vegan diet) & mushrooms on HPV diet per at least one naturopathic doc. Why avoid oats?

recommended supplementation for HPV: folic acid 910 MG QD) (affects cell maturation), vit C, beta carotene (150,000 IU qd).

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