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Medical Term:

reactive changes


Definition: term in the Bethesda classification system for reporting cervical/vaginal cytologic diagnosis that refers to changes benign in nature, associated with inflammation (including typical repair), atrophy with inflammation, radiation, an intrauterine device, and other nonspecific causes.

See Also: Bethesda system, AGUS, LSIL, HSIL

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