MELANEMIC LIVER

\mˌɛle͡ɪnˈiːmɪk lˈɪvə], \mˌɛle‍ɪnˈiːmɪk lˈɪvə], \m_ˌɛ_l_eɪ_n_ˈiː_m_ɪ_k l_ˈɪ_v_ə]\

Definitions of MELANEMIC LIVER

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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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