[n] - a vascular tumor of the adrenal gland
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a noncancerous tumour of cells that produce epinephrine and norepinephrine, causing higher levels of these hormones in the blood and an increase in blood pressure
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<oncology, tumour> A tumour of the adrenal gland which produces catecholamines (noradrenaline and adrenaline). Although the tumour is usually benign it produces hypertension, pounding headaches, tachycardia, palpitations, apprehension, facial flushing, nausea and vomiting. ... A diagnosis can ...
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phaeochromocytoma noun a vascular tumor of the adrenal gland; hypersecretion of epinephrine results in intermittent or sustained hypertension
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(fe″o-kro″mo-si-to´mә) a small tumor of the chromaffin cells, usually in the adrenal medulla but occasionally in chromaffin tissue of the sympathetic paraganglia. It is relatively rare and tends to occur in families. It can be cured if diagnosed early, but can be fatal once it cau...
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tumour, most often nonmalignant, that causes abnormally high blood pressure because of hypersecretion of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. ... [3 related articles]
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pheochromocytoma 1. A usually benign tumor of the adrenal medulla or the sympathetic nervous system in which the affected cells secrete increased amounts of epinephrine or norepinephrine. 2. A tumor of the sympathetic nervous system or adrenal medulla, that produces excess norepinephrine and epinep...
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A pheochromocytoma or phaeochromocytoma (PCC) is a neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of the adrenal glands (originating in the chromaffin cells), or extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue that failed to involute after birth and secretes excessive amounts of catecholamines, usually noradrenaline (norepin...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: fē′ō-krō′mō-sī-tō′mă Definitions: 1. A functional chromaffinoma, usually benign, derived from adrenal medullary tissue cells and characterized by the secretion of catecholamines, resulting in hypertension, which may be pa...
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Tumor that forms in the center of the adrenal gland (gland located above the kidney) that causes it to make too much adrenaline. Pheochromocytomas are usually benign (not cancer) but can cause high blood pressure, pounding headaches, heart palpitations, flushing of the face, nausea, and vomiting.
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1) A vascular tumor of the adrenal gland 2) Neoplasm 3) Phaeochromocytoma 4) Tumor 5) Tumour
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