PACE MAKER

\pˈe͡ɪs mˈe͡ɪkə], \pˈe‍ɪs mˈe‍ɪkə], \p_ˈeɪ_s m_ˈeɪ_k_ə]\

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1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop

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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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