COMMUNIS

\kəmjˈuːniz], \kəmjˈuːniz], \k_ə_m_j_ˈuː_n_i_z]\
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1900 - A dictionary of medicine and the allied sciences
By Alexander Duane

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MEN IIa

  • 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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