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CURRENT
TUBER TUBERCULE TUBERCULIN TUBERCULOSIS TUBERCULUM TUBEROUS
SCLEROSIS

~ TUBER  id+ | PROMINENCE |     
         id+ | POTATO LIKE | 
               SWELLING    see> TUMOR
~ TUBERCULE    SINGLE TUBER  
~ TUBERCULIN    or 
~ TUBERCULOSIS  TBC or 
                id+ | PHTHISIS |   
~ TUBERCULUM    MANY TUBERCULA 
~ TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS  or 
                      med> DISORDER characterized by 
  id+ | KNOB LIKE FIBROUS TUBERCULA |  
  med> TUBERCULOSIS is a complex 
       BACTERIAL INFECTION by 
  TUBERCLE BACILLUS or MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS or 
  M BOVIS OFTEN CAUSING PULMONARY NODE or 
  TUBER LIKE LESIONS 
  med> TUBERCULINE IS A STERILE SOLUTION 
       CONTAINING GROWTH PRODUCTS FROM 
  CULTURES OF THE MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS 
  INTRODUCED BY R KOCH [#] IN 1890 WITH THE 
  FAILED HOPE THAT IT WOULD BE CURATIVE  
  INSTEAD TUBERULINE CAUSES AN ALLERGIC REACTION  
  USEFUL AS A SKIN TEST FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS 
  OF TBC INFECTIONS 
  hx> A "WASTING DISEASE" thus formerly known as 
      see> PHTHISIS          
  med> TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS is caused by 
       A GENETIC AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT MUTATION 
  CAUSING THE GROWTH OF MULTIPLE TUBER LIKE 
  NEOPLASTIC NODES as well as a variety of 
  TRULY MALIGNANT CANCERS        

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