Pheochromocytoma meaning

fēō-krōmō-sī-tōmə
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.
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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.
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(medicine) A neuroendocrine tumour of the medulla of the adrenal glands.
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Origin of pheochromocytoma

  • pheochromocyte chromaffin cell (Greek phaios dusky) (chromo–) (–cyte) –oma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition