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hypoparathyroidism

Syllabification: hy·po·par·a·thy·roid·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpōˌperəˈTHīroiˌdizəm
 
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Definition of hypoparathyroidism in English:

noun

Medicine
Diminished concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, which causes deficiencies of calcium and phosphorus compounds in the blood and results in muscular spasms.
Example sentences
  • Doniach postulated that Addison's disease, thyrotoxicosis, myxoedema, pernicious anaemia, and hypoparathyroidism might have the same aetiology.
  • However, this patient had no clinical evidence of either hyperparathyroidism or hypoparathyroidism.
  • Past medical history was remarkable for congenital hypoparathyroidism and seizure disorder related to hypocalcemia.

Derivatives

hypoparathyroid

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Of perhaps greater consequence, the study concluded that the current method of treating hypoparathyroid patients fails to restore well-being and mood.
  • This patient was hypoparathyroid and thus lacked the parathyroid hormone dependent renal production of 1,25-dihyroxyvitamin D.
  • Although the four parathyroid glands are close to the thyroid gland, neither hypoparathyroid nor hyperparathyroid are thyroid disorders.

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