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ADENOCARCINOMA
Biomarker
Malignant tumors of the large bowel. Derived from its glandular epithelium.
Second cause of cancer deaths in the US.

Biomarker: Carcinoembryonic Antigen
HIRSCHSPRUNG (colonic aganglionosis; congenital megacolon) or Chagas' Disease (Caused by Trypanosoma cruzi)
Failure of the neural crest during development; plexuses are severely injured=neurons are destroyed.
Causes disturbances of digestive tract motility with frequent dilationsin some areas.
Famililial Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
Multiple Intestinal Polyposis
Hirschpurg + Multiple Osteoma
Gardner Syndrome
FA polyposis coli + brain tumors (gliomas)
Turcot Syndrome
GINGIVAL SULCUS
Its depth may indicate periodontal disease.
MALABSORPTION SYNDROME
Caused when the absorption of nutrients is also greatly hindered in disorders marked by atrophy of the intestinal mucosa caused by infections or nutritional deficiencies.
WHY DOES CEMENTUM HAVE LOWER METABOLIC ACTIVITY?
It is not irrigated by blood vessels. This allows movement of teeth by orthodontic appliances.