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Hypoparathyroidism

Synonym(s)

  • deficiency of parathyrin
  • deficiency of parathyroid hormone
  • deficiency of PTH

Definition(s)

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

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014