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squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck measurement (CMO:0001872)
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squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck measurement +   
Any value resulting from the quantification of a morphological or physiological parameter related to tumors arising in the lip, oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, and/or larynx, from the uncontrolled multiplication of cells of the epithelium, or of cells showing the particular cytological characteristics of squamous cell differentiation, such as the presence of keratin, tonofilament bundles, or desmosomes, structures involved in cell-to-cell adhesion. A tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function.

Related Synonyms: SCCHN measurement
Xrefs: MESH:D002294 ;   MESH:D006258 ;   RDO:0000778
Definition Sources: American_Heritage:The_American_Heritage_Dictionary_of_the_English_Language--4th_Ed, American_Heritage:The_American_Heritage_Medical_Dictionary_2007, "Wikipedia" "Wikipedia", "Wikipedia" "Wikipedia"

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