PTOLEMY II

\tˈə͡ʊlmi ɹˌə͡ʊmən tˈuː], \tˈə‍ʊlmi ɹˌə‍ʊmən tˈuː], \t_ˈəʊ_l_m_i ɹ_ˌəʊ_m_ə_n_ t_ˈuː]\

Definitions of PTOLEMY II

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2006 - WordNet 3.0
By Princeton University

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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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