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mim·ic

(mim'ik),
To imitate or simulate.
[G. mimikos, imitating, fr. mimos, a mimic]

mimic

/mim·ic/ (mim´ik)
1. pertaining to imitation or simulation.
2. one who imitates, or that which imitates.

mimic

(mĭm′ĭk)
tr.v. mim·icked, mim·icking, mim·ics
a. To resemble by biological mimicry: an insect that mimics a twig.
b. To have a similar structure, action, or effect as: a drug that mimics a compound in the body.
c. To produce symptoms like those of (a disease).
d. To produce (symptoms) like those produced by a different disease.
n.
One that imitates, especially:
a. One who copies or mimics others, as for amusement.
b. One who practices the art of mime.
c. An organism that resembles another by mimicry.
d. A chemical having a structure, action, or effect like that of another.
e. A disease or disorder producing symptoms like those of another.
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.

mim′ick·er n.

mimic

noun That which simulates another thing.

verb To simulate another thing.

mimic

noun Vox populi That which simulates another thing. See Malignant mimic.

mim·ic

(mim'ik)
1. To imitate or simulate.
2. Synonym(s): mimetic.
[G. mimikos, imitating, fr. mimos, a mimic]

Patient discussion about mimic

Q. Can fibromyalgia pain mimic with other pain? Are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Arthritis common? Can fibromyalgia pain mimic with other pain? Are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Arthritis common? How can a doctor diagnose the problem correctly?

A. Fibromyalgia pain can mimic with pain that occurs with various types of arthritis. But the symptoms of swelling, deformity in joints does not occur in Fibromyalgia. Patients with the symptoms of fibromyalgia tend to wake up due to body aches and muscle stiffness. Fibromyalgia pain can increase with cold weather, stress and anxiety. Fibromyalgia is a body wide pain with the defined tender points. Fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis. Fibromyalgia refers to "achy-ness" of the fibrous tissue of the body. Because the term arthritis refers to aches and pains, fibromyalgia is considered one of the arthritis conditions. Hope the explanation is satisfactory.

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Conventional treatments do not remove many drug or chemicals residues, which is why these endocrine disruptors and hormone mimickers are still showing up in water supplies.
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Such mimickers are seborrheic keratosis, pigmented BCC, actinic keratosis, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and rarely lesions like follicular cyst.
These chemicals, which are called xenobiotic toxicants, hormone disruptors, or estrogen mimickers, can be linked to reproductive issues in women and cause infertility.
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Therefore, the market may not be able to identify mimickers clearly prior to offer announcement, since some of them will get caught, while others will get away with it.
In this paper, we report the clinical and pathologic features of a female patient presenting with HTA and discuss the differential diagnosis with other mimickers within the thyroid, as well as in the head and neck area.
Potential mimickers of the cupola sign can occur with the presence of air within the lesser sac, gas within the high transverse colon, gas within a horizontally-oriented stomach, pneumopericardium, or pneumomediastinum.
26,27) Although many of the oncocytic MECs that enter the differential diagnosis with benign mimickers of WT and oncocytic cystadenoma will be low grade and unlikely to metastasize, the diagnosis of malignancy may nevertheless be important in highlighting the potential for more-frequent recurrence.
Pilomatrixoma is one of the most frequent mimickers of salivary gland neoplasms.
There is a need not only for differentiating ACC from other benign mimickers such as pleomorphic adenoma, but also for differentiating ACC from other malignancies, as this will be helpful to the surgeon, who will approach ACC differently from other carcinomas such as low- to intermediate-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma and basaloid adenocarcinoma.