MORTIS CAUSA

\mˈɔːtiz kˈɔːsə], \mˈɔːtiz kˈɔːsə], \m_ˈɔː_t_i_z k_ˈɔː_s_ə]\

Definitions of MORTIS CAUSA

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1910 - Black's Law Dictionary (2nd edition)
By Henry Campbell Black

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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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