hypoparathyroidism

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

Definition of hypoparathyroidism

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

Examples of hypoparathyroidism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The episode began early last month when the drug maker pulled Natpara, which was approved four years ago to treat hypoparathyroidism, a rare endocrine disorder that can lead to heart failure and death. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Sanders, other lawmakers say FDA is not being transparent about Takeda’s recall of lifesaving drug," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hypoparathyroidism

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypoparathyroidism

hypo- + parathyroid entry 2 + -ism

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The first known use of hypoparathyroidism was in 1910

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“Hypoparathyroidism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoparathyroidism. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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hypoparathyroidism

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

Medical Definition of hypoparathyroidism

: 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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