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\kˈʌvəd ˈɒpʃən], \kˈʌvəd ˈɒpʃən], \k_ˈʌ_v_ə_d ˈɒ_p_ʃ_ə_n]\
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2011 - English Dictionary Database
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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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