paraneoplastic syndrome

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paraneoplastic syndrome (pa-ră-nee-oh-plast-ik) n. signs or symptoms occurring in a patient with cancer that result from antibodies produced by the cancer and are not due directly to local effects of the cancer cells. Removal of the cancer usually leads to resolution of the problem. An example is myasthenia gravis secondary to a tumour of the thymus.

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