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Twilightseeker (Twilightseeker)
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Until about age 13, I had a scrund about a certain medical topic.

It makes them sound almost sentient.
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It:
The name of a medical condition?
The name of a germ or other pathogen?
The name of a pharmaceutical?
The description of a medical condition?
The description about a certain body function and/or chemical process within the body?
The way the germs infect the body?
The way the immune system counteracts the infection?
Enzymes in general relevant?

They:
Enzymes?
Germs?
Hormones?
Cells? Cell parts? Sperms?
Pharmaceuticals?

The topic:
One or more medical conditions? Or (human?) biology in general?
If the former is the case, is it about...
genetic diseases?
infections?
illnesses that affect one organ/system in particular (lung? heart? kidney? liver? stomach? bowel? pancreas? thyroid? brain? muscles? bones? skin?)?
organ transplants?
hormonal disorders?
psychological disorders?
nervous disorders?

Any kind of therapy? If so...
conventional medication? Immunization?
homeopathic medicine?
surgery? anesthesia?
psychotherapy?
physiotherapy?
Balin (Balin)
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"Them" - people? H? A? M?

Is the topic related to a disease? To anatomy? To doctors? Hospitals? Medicine? Medical technology?
Twilightseeker (Twilightseeker)
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It:
The name of a medical condition?
The name of a germ or other pathogen?
The name of a pharmaceutical?
The description of a medical condition? <b>Close to this<b>
The description about a certain body function and/or chemical process within the body?
The way the germs infect the body?
The way the immune system counteracts the infection?
Enzymes in general relevant?

They:
Enzymes?
Germs?
Hormones?
Cells? Closest to this Cell parts? Sperms?
Pharmaceuticals?

The topic:
One or more medical conditions? Yes Or (human?) biology in general?
If the former is the case, is it about...
genetic diseases? Could be related to this
infections?
illnesses that affect one organ/system in particular (lung? heart? kidney? liver? stomach? bowel? pancreas? thyroid? brain? muscles? bones? skin?)? Can be this
organ transplants?
hormonal disorders?
psychological disorders?
nervous disorders?

Any kind of therapy? If so...
conventional medication? Immunization?
homeopathic medicine?
surgery? anesthesia?
psychotherapy?
physiotherapy?
No therapy involved...

"Them" - people? H? A? M? None of these.

Is the topic related to a disease? Closest to this. To anatomy? To doctors? Hospitals? Medicine? Medical technology?
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Cells... Blood cells? Stem cells? Cancer relevant?
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Cells... Blood cells? Stem cells? Cancer relevant? This could be.
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So them is the cells?
Was your scrund related to something involving only cells?
Or cells interacting with something else?
Viruses?

Is cell reproduction relevant?
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So them is the cells? Technically, yes.
Was your scrund related to something involving only cells? Noish.
Or cells interacting with something else? More like this.
Viruses? No.

Is cell reproduction relevant? No.
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Nutrients/neurotransmitters/hormones/pharmaceuticals or other things that can attach to a receptor relevant? Gene expression relevant? Programmed cell death relevant? Cells interacting with each other? Wound healing relevant?

Is it a particular type of cells? Or cells in general?
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Nutrients/neurotransmitters/hormones/pharmaceuticals or other things that can attach to a receptor relevant? Gene expression relevant? Programmed cell death relevant? Cells interacting with each other? Wound healing relevant? <n>None of these</b>.

Is it a particular type of cells? Particular type by a certain criterion, but beware of FA. Or cells in general?
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Tumors relevant?
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are the terms 'benign' and 'malignant' relevant? did you think that these words, when appiled to tumours, or growths, made them sound as though they had personalities?
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Tumors relevant? Yes

are the terms 'benign' and 'malignant' relevant? Yes did you think that these words, when appiled to tumours, or growths, made them sound as though they had personalities? No.
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did you think benign tumours had some beneficial effect?
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did you think benign tumours had some beneficial effect? No.
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Did you think that all kinds of tumours require therapy, no matter if they're benign or malignant? Or that benign tumours never do any harm and/or never have to be treated? Or that a benign tumour could never turn into a malignant one?

Anything relevant about the structure of the tumour? Or the way they develop? Or their location?

Did you misunderstand/misinterpret the terms "benign" and/or "malignant" in some way?
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Did you think that all kinds of tumours require therapy, no matter if they're benign or malignant? Or that benign tumours never do any harm and/or never have to be treated? Or that a benign tumour could never turn into a malignant one? No to all

Anything relevant about the structure of the tumour? Or the way they develop? Or their location? No

Did you misunderstand/misinterpret the terms "benign" and/or "malignant" in some way? No, but definitely OTRT.
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Did you think a tumor could be both benign and malignant?
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Did you think a tumor could be both benign and malignant? No.
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I don't see any connection to the "sentient" part of your puzzle statement here, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask... Did you think that it the terms really were "benignant" or "malign"?
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Did you think that "benignant" and "malign" were names? Like, Ben Ignant and Ma Line?
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Or, while you didn't think that they were names, did you think that they sounded like names? Or did you think that the terms are based on persons' names instead of Latin?
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I don't see any connection to the "sentient" part of your puzzle statement here, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask... Did you think that it the terms really were "benignant" or "malign"? No, but that's a good guess. Misconception is related to naming of tumours...

Did you think that "benignant" and "malign" were names? Like, Ben Ignant and Ma Line? no

Or, while you didn't think that they were names, did you think that they sounded like names? Or did you think that the terms are based on persons' names instead of Latin? no.
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Did you think the tumors were named "Malignant" and "Benign"?
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Did you think the tumors were named "Malignant" and "Benign"? no
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Invasive tumors?
Metastasizing relevant? (that word just sounds devious to me...)
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Invasive tumors?
Metastasizing relevant? (that word just sounds devious to me...) Pretty much any kind of tumors. I had a misunderstanding about what good and bad tumors were called....
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Did you switch the words malignant and benign? Use similar words in their place?
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Are the terms carcinoma or sarcoma relevant?
Or the suffix -oma in general?
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Did you think that certain tumours were always malignant/benign and that calling those cancers "malignant/benign [insert cancer type name]" was therefore either redundant or a contradiction?
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Did you think that "benign" and "malignant" meant something other than how harmful the tumor was? or did you not know those terms, and thought that the harm was indicated by something else in the name?
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Did you switch the words malignant and benign? Use similar words in their place? YES
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Did you think that "benign" and "malignant" meant something other than how harmful the tumor was? or did you not know those terms, and thought that the harm was indicated by something else in the name? No.
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Did you think that certain tumours were always malignant/benign and that calling those cancers "malignant/benign [insert cancer type name]" was therefore either redundant or a contradiction?
No.
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Are the terms carcinoma or sarcoma relevant?
Or the suffix -oma in general? no.
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Malign? Malicifent (from sleeping beauty, I think)? Malicious? Some other word starting with the root mal?
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Malign? Malicifent (from sleeping beauty, I think)? Malicious? Some other word starting with the root mal? This.
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Was the word you used an actual English word? Or something made up?
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Was the word you used an actual English word? Or something made up? English. But the mal- one had a counterpart...
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Malevolent and benevolent?
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Malevolent and benevolent?

****Spoiler****

Yep. I used to confuse the words "malevolent" and "malignant" and "benign" and "benevolent", especially when used to describe tumors. Thinking back, calling a tumor benevolent makes it sound helpful...and also kind of gives it a personality. There were a lot of words like this that I used to mix up as a kid.
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I do like the idea of a benevolent tumor, if there was such a thing.

Nice one!

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