hypoplasia of parathyroids
hypoplasia of parathyroidsHypoplasia of thymus, DiGeorge syndrome, third and fourth pharyngeal pouch syndrome A condition characterized by
1. low blood calcium levels–hypocalcemia due to underdevelopment–hypoplasia of the parathyroid glands which control calcium;.
2. underdevelopment—hypoplasia of the thymus, an organ behind the breastbone in which lymphocytes mature and multiply; and.
3. defects of the heart involving the outflow tracts from the heart.
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