• WordNet 3.6
    • n hyperparathyroidism excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; can affect many systems of the body (especially causing bone resorption and osteoporosis)
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A rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism .
Most cases of primary hyperparathyroidism (80 to 90%) are caused by a parathyroid adenoma.
Parathyroid lipohyperplasia is an extremely rare cause of hyperparathyroidism.
A rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism.
If Sensipar® (cinacalcet) — a drug prescribed to treat hyperparathyroidism, a condition that leads the body to produce too much PTH — is prescribed, take as directed.
Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease), hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, pyometra, or secondary hyperparathyroidism.