UNDISCERNIBLENESS

\ʌndɪsˈɜːnəbə͡lnəs], \ʌndɪsˈɜːnəbə‍lnəs], \ʌ_n_d_ɪ_s_ˈɜː_n_ə_b_əl_n_ə_s]\

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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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