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Carney complex

Pronunciation: kahr'ne

Definition: an autosomal dominant multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome characterized by dermatologic and mucosal lentiginosis, atrial myxomas of the heart, primary Cushing syndrome, and acromegaly. A subgroup of patients have abnormalities of an adenylyl cyclase A subunit.

Synonym(s): Carney syndrome

[J.A. Carney, 20th-century U.S. physician]

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