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Diseases » Parathyroid Cancer » Glossary
 

Glossary for Parathyroid Cancer

  • Anorexia: Any type of appetite loss; often refers to anorexia nervosa
  • Bone pain: Bone pain or tenderness is aching or other discomfort in one or more bones.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Endocrine system cancer: Cancer that affects any gland in the endocrine system
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Fractures: Fracture of a bone; also "broken bone".
  • Hypocalcemia: Low levels of calcium in the blood
  • Kidney stones: Kidney stones are solid deposits of salts (e.g calcium) from the urine. These deposits can impair the passage of urine that has the potential to result in infection and kidney damage or failure in severe cases.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia: A group of conditions that is characterised by the hyperplasia and hyperfunction of two or more glands of the endocrine system
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.

 

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