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granuloma gravidarum

 

Definition: a pyogenic granuloma developing on the gingiva during pregnancy; thought to be related to hormonally altered response of the oral mucous membranes to local irritants such as bacterial plaque on adjacent teeth.

Synonym(s): pregnancy tumor

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