Definition of hyperparathyroidism in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • An abnormally high concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, resulting in weakening of the bones through loss of calcium.

    • ‘The high phosphorous content of soft drinks might cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, leading to bone loss.’
    • ‘Bone pain can occur in patients with hyperparathyroidism or malignancy.’
    • ‘The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism depends on plasma calcium concentration.’
    • ‘The guidelines in the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid carcinoma are not accurate.’
    • ‘Surgery is the treatment of choice in patients with symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism.’