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neoplasia

 [ne″o-pla´zhah]
the formation of a neoplasm.
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) dysplasia of the cervical epithelium, often premalignant, characterized by various degrees of hyperplasia, abnormal keratinization, and the presence of condylomata.
multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) a group of rare hereditary disorders of autonomous hyperfunction of more than one endocrine gland. In Type I (MEN I), called also Wermer's syndrome, there are tumors of the pituitary, parathyroid gland, and pancreatic islet cells in association with a high incidence of peptic ulcer. Type II (MEN II), called also Sipple's syndrome, is characterized by medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, pheochromocytoma, often bilateral and multiple, and parathyroid hyperplasia. Type III (MEN III), called also mucosal neuroma syndrome, resembles Type II except that parathyroid hyperplasia is rare, the mean survival time is shorter, and there may be neuromas and neurofibromas. All forms are transmitted as autosomal dominant traits.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN),

a group of disorders characterized by functioning tumors in more than one endocrine gland.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

multiple endocrine neoplasia

See MEN.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mul·ti·ple en·do·crine ne·o·pla·si·a

(MEN) (mŭlti-pĕl endō-krin nēō-plāzē-ă)
A group of disorders characterized by functioning tumors in more than one endocrine gland.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Abnormal tissue growth on one or more of the endocrine (hormone-secreting) glands.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

mul·ti·ple en·do·crine ne·o·pla·si·a

(MEN) (mŭlti-pĕl endō-krin nēō-plāzē-ă)
Group of disorders characterized by functioning tumors in more than one endocrine gland.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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As a consequence, any attempt to attract Type I's must involve either: a) a repeal of mandates (presumably beyond an individual employer's control), b) a "cash-for-kind" exchange of (or permission to trade) "voluntary" benefits, c) a lump-sum income payment (sufficient to alter the budget constraint to the kinked line passing through [[x[double prime].sub.2], D, F]), d) price savings (sufficient to change the slope of section [C, E, [x[prime].sub.1]] of the old constraint, so that the new kink is at D), or e) some combination.
If in-kind benefits are exogenously determined (through mandates, union agreements, by Congress (for public employees), etc.), and a) not enough Type II's self-select to work for the employer (such that the employer requires some Type I's), and/or b) the employer's marginal costs of providing in-kind benefits is different than the market price of those benefits, the model offers interesting insights.
If the employer requires Type I's, then the compensation package offered must provide Type I's with at least the same utility they could achieve in their next-best alternative.
In Figure 1, given in-kind benefits [X.sub.1], Type I's must be allowed to obtain at least [x[double prime].sub.2], in order to he indifferent between their wage-benefit package and the competitive market wage.
In order to examine the size of the income payment required to attract Type I's, it is useful to proceed as follows.
The results suggest that the more averse a Type I individual is to good 1 (i.e., the less willing they are to substitute additional [x.sub.1] for [x.sub.2] in the neighborhood of the employer-provided level of in-kind benefit, [X.sub.1]), the greater the added lump-sum income payment (or cash bonus) must be to attract them.
Thus, attempts to attract Type I's are likely to result in significant rents being paid Type II's.