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.
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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.
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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.
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