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\juːfˈɔːbi͡əɹ ˌa͡ɪpkɐkjuːˈanhə], \juːfˈɔːbi‍əɹ ˌa‍ɪpkɐkjuːˈanhə], \j_uː_f_ˈɔː_b_iə_ɹ ˌaɪ_p_k_ɐ_k_j_uː_ˈa_n_h_ə]\
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1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
By Robley Dunglison
 
1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
By Smith Ely Jelliffe

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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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