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Hyperparathyroidism: Introduction

Hyperparathyroidism refers to an excess secretion of hormones by the parathyroid glands, and this alters calcium metabolism. ...more »

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Types of Hyperparathyroidism

  • Primary hyperparathyroidism - caused by a parathyroid gland disorder
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism - caused by an underlying problem such as kidney disease
  • Familial hyperparathyroidism - an uncommon inherited form
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism, secondary hyperparathyroidism, tertiary hyperparathyroidism
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Article Excerpts about Hyperparathyroidism

If the glands secrete too much hormone, as in hyperparathyroidism, the balance is disrupted: blood calcium rises. This condition of excessive calcium in the blood, called hypercalcemia, is what usually signals the doctor that something may be wrong with the parathyroid glands. (Source: excerpt from Hyperparathyroidism: NIDDK)

Definitions of Hyperparathyroidism:

Abnormally increased activity of the parathyroid glands, which may be primary or secondary (HYPERPARATHYRODISM, SECONDARY). Primary hyperparathyroidism is associated with neoplasia or hyperplasia. The excess of parathyroid hormone leads to alteration in function of bone, renal tubules, and gastrointestinal mucosa. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; can affect many systems of the body (especially causing bone resorption and osteoporosis) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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