|multiple endocrine neoplasia||medical dictionary|
(type II) This is a hereditary disorder in which two or more of the following glands: thyroid, adrenal or parathyroid, develop overgrowth (hyperplasia) or malignant cells (cancer). The underlying cause is genetic and a positive family history for this illness is a risk factor.
Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form
(27 Sep 1997)
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