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Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism 

Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism
Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism

R.V. Thakker


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


Hyperparathyroidism—expanded comment on treatment with cinacalcet.

Hypoparathyroidism—discussion of treatment by PTH replacement.

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date: 27 October 2021

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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