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Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism 

Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism
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Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism
Author(s):

R.V. Thakker

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1306_update_001

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Hyperparathyroidism—expanded comment on treatment with cinacalcet.

Hypoparathyroidism—discussion of treatment by PTH replacement.

Updated on 30 Nov 2011. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 October 2017

The control of body calcium involves a balance—chiefly under the control of parathyroid hormone (PTH)—between the amounts that are absorbed from the gut, deposited into bone and into cells, and excreted from the kidney. Under normal physiological circumstances PTH secretion from the parathyroid glands is increased by hypocalcaemia and diminished by hypercalcaemia....

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