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

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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, chicagotribune.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 1 July 2019 The symptoms of hyperparathyroidism happen as a result of having too much calcium in the blood or too little calcium in the bones. Korin Miller, SELF, "‘DWTS’ Pro Alan Bersten Reveals He Needed Surgery for Hyperparathyroidism," 24 Apr. 2018 Like the thyroid, these can sometimes run on overdrive too, resulting in hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, "Are you suffering from a parathyroid condition?," 4 July 2017 Nearly half had hyperparathyroidism, a serious condition that leads to the leaching of calcium from bone. Gina Kolata, Orange County Register, "Why doctors consider surgery as the last best hope for obese teens," 28 Feb. 2017 Again, many people with hyperparathyroidism get diagnosed without prior knowledge of any symptoms. Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, "Are you suffering from a parathyroid condition?," 4 July 2017

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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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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