Meaning of hypoparathyroidism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpəʊˌparəˈθʌɪrɔɪdɪz(ə)m/


mass nounMedicine
  • Diminished concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, which causes deficiencies of calcium and phosphorus compounds in the blood and results in muscular spasms.

    ‘Doniach postulated that Addison's disease, thyrotoxicosis, myxoedema, pernicious anaemia, and hypoparathyroidism might have the same aetiology.’
    • ‘However, this patient had no clinical evidence of either hyperparathyroidism or hypoparathyroidism.’
    • ‘Past medical history was remarkable for congenital hypoparathyroidism and seizure disorder related to hypocalcemia.’
    • ‘Risks of parathyroid surgery include permanent hypoparathyroidism and damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve.’
    • ‘Transient hypoparathyroidism resolves within three to five months.’