hyperparathyroidism

noun
hy·​per·​para·​thy·​roid·​ism | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌper-ə-ˈthī-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce hyperparathyroidism (audio) , -ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of hyperparathyroidism

: 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 kidney-stone formation

Examples of hyperparathyroidism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Other medical conditions - such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperparathyroidism - or other rare genetic disorders can make stones more likely to form. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperparathyroidism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperparathyroidism. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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hyperparathyroidism

noun
hy·​per·​para·​thy·​roid·​ism | \ -ˌpar-ə-ˈthī-ˌrȯid-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce hyperparathyroidism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperparathyroidism

: 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 kidney-stone formation

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