pheochromocytoma

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phe·o·chro·mo·cy·to·ma

 (fē′ō-krō′mō-sī-tō′mə)
n. pl. phe·o·chro·mo·cy·to·mas or phe·o·chro·mo·cy·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
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.

[pheochromocyte, chromaffin cell (Greek phaios, dusky + chromo- + -cyte) + -oma.]
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Noun1.pheochromocytoma - a vascular tumor of the adrenal gland; hypersecretion of epinephrine results in intermittent or sustained hypertension
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
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pheochromocytoma

n feocromocitoma m
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