The adjective malignant is a synonym, in medicine, of serious or dangerous. This is the exact opposite of the term benign
, used to describe a condition that is not serious. Thus, a cancerous tumor
which is hazardous to health, it is a malignant tumor, as opposed to a non-cancerous tumor without major consequences and is therefore benign. Some diseases
are also complemented by the adjective malignant when they pose an insidious and potentially serious threat to the body
. This term is also used in certain physiological measures when they become extreme, which is the case for a fever
higher than 105 or 107° F, or for some figures of very high pressure associated with an organic impact, particularly on the retina.
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