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Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism

R.V. Thakker

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1306_update_001

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Parathyroid disorders and diseases altering calcium metabolism

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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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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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