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An invasive disease is one that spreads to surrounding tissues. An invasive procedure is one in which the body is "invaded", or entered by a needle, tube, device, or scope.

 

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Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. Available at: www.stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrI1400023901&termtype=t. Accessed April 21, 2015.

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              Review Date: 4/11/2015

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