PRETYMPANIC

\pɹɪtɪmpˈanɪk], \pɹɪtɪmpˈanɪk], \p_ɹ_ɪ_t_ɪ_m_p_ˈa_n_ɪ_k]\

Definitions of PRETYMPANIC

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

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  • 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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