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Medical Term:


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

Definition: A condition due to diminution or absence of the secretion of the parathyroid hormones, with low serum calcium and tetany, and sometimes with increased bone density.

Synonym(s): parathyroid insufficiency

See Also: pseudohypoparathyroidism

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