PETTY CRITICISM

\pˈɛti kɹˈɪtɪsˌɪzəm], \pˈɛti kɹˈɪtɪsˌɪzəm], \p_ˈɛ_t_i k_ɹ_ˈɪ_t_ɪ_s_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]\
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2011 - English Dictionary Database
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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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