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phosphastat

Pronunciation: fos'fa-stat

Definition: A conceptual mechanism by which the production of parathyroid hormone is increased when phosphate levels in the plasma exceed normal; there is, as yet, no satisfactory evidence for its existence.

[phosphate + L. status, a standing]

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