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hyperparathyroidism

Pronunciation: hi'per-par'a-thi'royd-izm

Definition: A condition due to an increase in the secretion of the parathyroids, causing elevated serum calcium, decreased serum phosphorus, and increased excretion of both calcium and phosphorus, calcium stones and sometimes generalized osteitis fibrosa cystica.

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