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decrease in size (disuse atrophy) seen most commonly in muscle

atrophy

2

increase in size (muscle exercise)

hypertrophy

3

increase in number of cells (pregnant uterus, goiter)

hyperplasia

4

changes from one cell type to another e.g. pseudostratified cilitated columnar epithelium (PCCE) changing into stratified squamous in lungs of a smoker

metaplasia

5

change in size, shape or function of a cell. precancerous, but last stage that can reverse to normal

dysplasia

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complete disorganization of a cell (cancer) e.g. squamous cell carcinoma

anaplasia