LIUBEN KARAVELOV

\lˈɪjuːbən kˈaɹɐvˌɛlʌv], \lˈɪjuːbən kˈaɹɐvˌɛlʌv], \l_ˈɪ_j_uː_b_ə_n k_ˈa_ɹ_ɐ_v_ˌɛ_l_ʌ_v]\
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1910 - Warner's dictionary of authors ancient and modern
By Charles Dudley Warner

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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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