Endocrine System

  1. hyperparathyroidism
    • heper- = excessive
    • parathyroid/o = parathyroid gland
    • -ism = state of

    Hypersectetion of parathyroid hormone; may result in hypercalcemia and Recklinghausen disease.
  2. hypoparathyroidism
    • hypo- = insufficient
    • parathyroid/o = parathyroid gland
    • -ism = state of

    Hyposecretion of parathyroid hormone; may result in hypocalcemia and tetany.
  3. Recklinghausen disease
    Excessive production of parathyroid hormone resulting in degeneration of the bones.
  4. tetany
    Nerve irritability and painful muscle cramps resulting from hypocalcemia.  Hypoparathyroidism is one cause of tetany.
Author
elinor
ID
201306
Card Set
Endocrine System
Description
Parathyroid Glands
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