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(ˌhaɪ pərˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm)

overactivity of the parathyroid gland, characterized by muscular weakness and softening of the bones.
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Noun1.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


n hiperparatiroidismo
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1 Thyroid dysgenesis with hyperparathyroidism are rarely seen.
As seen with our patient, ITPAs should not only be suspected in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and a thyroid nodule, but also in those with chronic hypothyroidism and a thyroid nodule.
The challenge faced with patients presenting with hyperparathyroidism and hyperthyroidism is that the patients may not show classical features of either disease.
Increased PTH concentration is associated with primary hyperparathyroidism (1) (associated with increased calcium), secondary hyperparathyroidism, 25-OH-vitamin-D deficiency, magnesium deficiency, or chronic kidney failure (associated with decreased calcium).
OPKO's poster presentation entitled "Extended-release Calcifediol is Effective in African-American and Non-African-American Patients with Stage 3-4 CKD, Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Vitamin D Insufficiency," will be presented by senior author Stuart M.
Amgen (NasdaqGS:AMGN) reported on Friday the receipt of approval from the European Commission (EC) for marketing authorisation for Parsabiv for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis.
Primary hyperparathyroidism may be caused by one adenoma, enlargement of all four parathyroid glands (hyperplasia), or cancer (which is very rare).
Additionally, the report provides an overview of key players involved in therapeutic development for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and features dormant and discontinued projects.
Methods: Ninety-two patients with parathyroid cysts complicated with primary hyperparathyroidism were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group (n=46).
Treatment with Sevelamer carbonate and lanthanum carbonate was initiated for hyperparathyroidism.
Baseline characteristics of the two patients at the time of diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism are summarized in Table 1.
Searching for an hyperparathyroidism was achieved after eliminating the most common causes of AP.