nodule


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Synonyms for nodule

a small node

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small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant

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(mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)

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Nodule consistency is considered an indicator of lung cancer risk, with part solid nodules being most strongly associated with lung cancer in the screening setting.
When screening for cancer or monitoring for the changes to the nodule over time, in order to monitor changes in a patient's nodule, doctors compare images taken from the same patient on different dates.
111 DEEP SEA MINING OF POLYMETALLIC NODULES IN THE CENTRAL EASTERN PACIFIC AND KEEPING THE INTEGRITY OF THE ABYSSAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Aberle and her associates found that using a 7-mm nodule as the threshold size for screen positivity would result in a delay in diagnosis of perhaps 2% of lung cancers relative to first observation.
Experts explained that it was an untypical case and that if the 6mm nodule was cancerous as well, it would be too dangerous to try to operate.
The Scot, 68, said: "They just found a nodule and cut it out.
The causes of a nodule are slightly different from the causes of a polyp.
Numerous studies have been published, mostly focusing on nodule microstructure, but also their chemistry and mineralogy (Childs 1975; Anand and Gilkes 1987; Milnes et al.
To be sure, such a nodule does not verify a diagnosis of RA, and in the clinical picture, it is very important to distinguish an RN from other types of nodules.
The lower trunk was the most common site (60%) for nodule location at Osun Eleja followed by upper trunk (40%).
A further high resolution CT scan of the chest demonstrated a well-defined rounded 11mm nodule arising from the pleura of the left diaphragmatic surface (Figures 1a and b).
Sister Joseph's nodule (metastatic disease to the umbilical region)
At this clay fraction, it should be noted that the number-average nodule diameter in ternary blends is larger for PE nodules than for PA nodules, whatever the mixing procedure.