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Related to hyperparathyroidism: hypoparathyroidism, Primary hyperparathyroidism, Secondary hyperparathyroidism
hy•per•par•a•thy•roid•ism(ˌhaɪ pərˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm)
overactivity of the parathyroid gland, characterized by muscular weakness and softening of the bones.
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|Noun||1.||hyperparathyroidism - 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)|
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
hypoparathyroidism - inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood