\fˈɪftiwˈɒn fˈɔːθ], \fˈɪftiwˈɒn fˈɔːθ], \f_ˈɪ_f_t_i_w_ˈɒ_n f_ˈɔː_θ]\
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1985 - The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
By Denis Howe

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  • type multiple endocrine neoplasia characterized by virtually 100% incidence medullary thyroid carcinoma, a 50% pheochromocytoma, and lesser adenomas associated hyperparathyroidism. condition always transmitted through autosomal dominant inheritance. Genetic testing can identify individuals with the trait in early infancy. Treatment is usually excision of enlarged parathyroid glands. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp1172-75)
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