primary hyperparathyroidism

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pri·mar·y hy·per·par·a·thy·roid·ism

hyperparathyroidism due to neoplasms or idiopathic hyperplasia of the parathyroid glands.

primary hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroid related hypercalcemia Endocrinology Parathyroid gland hyperactivity with excess PTH secretion because of hyperplasia or adenoma of 1 or more glands Clinical Calcium deposits may occur in bone, the GI tract, kidney, muscle, and CNS; it most commonly affects those between 30 and 50 yrs, and is more common in women. See Familial adenoma.

primary hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism caused by a parathyroid adenoma. Its laboratory hallmark is a high (or normal) parathyroid hormone level despite elevated concentrations of calcium in the serum.