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hypoparathyroidism

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noun hy·po·para·thy·roid·ism \ˈhī-pō-ˌpa-rə-ˈthī-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm\

Definition of hypoparathyroidism

  1. :  deficiency of parathyroid hormone in the body; also :  the resultant abnormal state marked by low serum calcium and a tendency to chronic tetany



1910

First Known Use of hypoparathyroidism

1910


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hypoparathyroidism

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noun hy·po·para·thy·roid·ism \-ˌpar-ə-ˈthī-ˌrȯid-ˌiz-əm\

Medical Definition of hypoparathyroidism

  1. :  deficiency of parathyroid hormone in the body; also :  the resultant abnormal state marked by low serum calcium and a tendency to chronic tetany




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