Hyperplasia is an increase in organic tissue size due to an adaptive increase in the number of cells per organ.
  • Although muscle hyperplasia has been noted in some animals, human muscle tissue does not seem to have this adaptive ability.

Related Terms

  • Hypertrophy
  • Atrophy
  • Neoplasia


  • Cell proliferation
  • Tissue growth
  • Cellular hyperplasia
  • Hyperplasia