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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kro'maf-in-o'ma

Definition: A neoplasm composed of chromaffin cells occurring in the medullae of suprarenal glands, the paraaortic bodies, or the paraganglia of the thoracolumbar sympathetic chain; may secrete catecholamines.

Synonym(s): chromaffin tumor

See Also: pheochromocytoma

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