- A condition in which the parathyroid gland (one of four pea-sized organs found on the thyroid) makes too much parathyroid hormone. This causes a loss of calcium from the bones and an increased level of calcium in the blood. Symptoms include bone pain and kidney problems.
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Hyperparathyroidism — MeshID = D006961 Hyperparathyroidism is overactivity of the parathyroid glands resulting in excess production of parathyroid hormone (PTH). The parathyroid hormone regulates calcium and phosphate levels and helps to maintain these levels.… … Wikipedia
hyperparathyroidism — noun Date: 1917 the presence of excess parathyroid hormone in the body resulting in disturbance of calcium metabolism with increase in serum calcium and decrease in inorganic phosphorus, loss of calcium from bone, and renal damage with frequent… … New Collegiate Dictionary
hyperparathyroidism — /huy peuhr par euh thuy roy diz euhm/, n. Pathol. overactivity of the parathyroid gland, characterized by softening of the bones, with consequent pain, tenderness, and a tendency to spontaneous fractures, and by muscular weakness and abdominal… … Universalium
hyperparathyroidism — noun An abnormal increase in parathyroid gland activity … Wiktionary
hyperparathyroidism — A condition due to an increase in the secretion of the parathyroids, causing elevated serum calcium, decreased serum phosphorus, and increased excretion of both calcium and phosphorus, calcium stones and sometimes … Medical dictionary
hyperparathyroidism — n. abnormally active parathyroid glands (Medicine) … English contemporary dictionary
hyperparathyroidism — [ˌhʌɪpəˌparə θʌɪrɔɪdɪz(ə)m] noun Medicine an abnormally high concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, resulting in weakening of the bones through loss of calcium. Derivatives hyperparathyroid adjective … English new terms dictionary
hyperparathyroidism — hy·per·par·a·thy·roid·ism … English syllables
hyperparathyroidism — n. excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone, usually due to a small tumour in one of the parathyroid glands. It results in hypercalcaemia. See also: von Recklinghausen s disease … The new mediacal dictionary
hyperparathyroidism — hy•per•par•a•thy•roid•ism [[t]ˌhaɪ pərˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm[/t]] n. pat overactivity of the parathyroid gland, characterized by muscular weakness and softening of the bones • Etymology: 1915–20 … From formal English to slang