INDIA GUM

\ˈɪndiə ɡˈʌm], \ˈɪndiə ɡˈʌm], \ˈɪ_n_d_i__ə ɡ_ˈʌ_m]\

Definitions of INDIA GUM

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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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