Definition of Hyperparathyroidism

1. Noun. 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).




Definition of Hyperparathyroidism

1. Noun. (medicine) An abnormal increase in parathyroid gland activity ¹

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Medical Definition of Hyperparathyroidism

1. The over production of parathormone by the parathyroid glands. Usually secondary to an adenoma (an unregulated glandular tumour that produces parathormone in an increased quantity). Laboratory studies show an elevated calcium in the blood. most patients are without symptoms. Symptoms in more advanced cases include lethargy, confusion, nausea, bone pain and weakness. Findings include hypertension and slow heart rate. Complications include pancreatitis, peptic ulcer disease and kidney stones. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperparathyroidism

hyperoxygenated
hyperoxygenation
hyperoxygenised
hyperoxymuriate
hyperoxymuriates
hyperoxymuriatic
hyperpaced
hyperpancreatism
hyperparameter
hyperparameters
hyperparametric
hyperparasite
hyperparasites
hyperparasitic
hyperparasitism
hyperparathyroidism (current term)
hyperparathyroidisms
hyperparotidism
hyperpartisan
hyperpartisanship
hyperpathia
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hyperpepsia
hyperpepsinia
hyperperfusion
hyperperistalsis
hyperpersonal
hyperphagia
hyperphagias

Literary usage of Hyperparathyroidism

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1. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"hyperparathyroidism is increasingly being recognized in asymptomatic patients as a result of broad use of multiphasic screening tests that lead to detection ..."

2. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"In general, secondary hyperparathyroidism in response to calcium ... 'Renal failure is the most common cause of secondary hyperparathyroidism (Ahmad and ..."

3. Somatization Disorder in the Medical Setting by G. Richard Smith, Jr., DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"hyperparathyroidism may present with nonspecific symptoms of the central nervous ... hyperparathyroidism is, however, usually associated with recurrent ..."

4. Review Of Fluoride: Benefits And Risks. Report Of The Ad Hoc Subcommittee On by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"A spectrum of radiological changes were observed: osteoporosis; osteosclerosis; findings suggestive of rickets and hyperparathyroidism; and renal ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... 364 ether effect on prolactin release after (rat), 157, 415 inhibitory effect on skeletal and renal changes of secondary hyperparathyroidism in rats on ..."

6. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... clear with dialysis or transplantation hyperparathyroidism and osteoporosis. In kidney failure, the parathyroid glands become overactive. ..."

7. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"It was suggested by an internist that in hyperparathyroidism there is a deficiency of calcium in circulating plasma. The patient has been fed large ..."

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