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- (MUL-tih-pul EN-doh-krin NEE-oh-PLAY-zhuh ... SIN-drome) A rare, inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands and can cause tumors in the parathyroid and pituitary glands and the pancreas. These tumors (usually benign) cause the glands to secrete high levels of hormones, which can lead to other medical problems, such as kidney stones, fertility problems, and severe ulcers. In some cases, tumors inside the pancreas can become cancerous. Also called MEN1 syndrome, multiple endocrine adenomatosis, and Wermer syndrome.
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- MEN1 syndrome, multiple endocrine adenomatosis, Wermer syndrome