Definition of hyperparathyroidism in English:

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hyperparathyroidism

Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˌperəˈTHīroiˌdizəm/

noun

Medicine
An abnormally high concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, resulting in weakening of the bones through loss of calcium.
Example sentences
  • The high phosphorous content of soft drinks might cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, leading to bone loss.
  • The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism depends on plasma calcium concentration.
  • The guidelines in the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid carcinoma are not accurate.

Derivatives

hyperparathyroid

adjective
Example sentences
  • This condition results from overactive hyperparathyroid glands - a condition in which your parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormone.
  • In the study by Lloyd, the specific hyperparathyroid disorder of osteitis fibrosa was used as an indicator of skeletal disease.

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Syllabification: hy·per·par·a·thy·roid·ism

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