parathyroid tetany

parathyroid tetany
parathyroprival tetany tetany due to removal of the parathyroids.

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  • parathyroid hormone — n a hormone of the parathyroid gland that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body abbr. PTH called also parathormone * * * (parathormone) a hormone, synthesized and released by the parathyroid glands, that controls the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tetany — A combination of signs and symptoms, due usually to low calcium, that can include: {{}}Hyperreflexia (overactive neurological reflexes), Carpopedal spasm (spasms of the hands and feet), Cramps, and Laryngospasm (spasm of the larynx, the voice… …   Medical dictionary

  • parathyroid gland — Anat. any of several small oval glands usually lying near or embedded in the thyroid gland. [1900 05] * * * Endocrine gland, two to eight of which are embedded in each side of the thyroid gland. It secretes parathyroid hormone, which regulates… …   Universalium

  • Tetany (medical sign) — SignSymptom infobox Name = Tetany Caption = DiseasesDB = 29143 ICD10 = ICD10|R|29|0|r|25 ICD9 = ICD9|781.7 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D013746 Tetany is a medical sign, the involuntary contraction of… …   Wikipedia

  • tetany — n. spasm and twitching of the muscles, particularly those of the face, hands, and feet. Tetany is usually caused by a reduction in the blood calcium level, which may be due to underactive parathyroid glands, rickets, or alkalosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • parathyroid hormone — parathormone a hormone, synthesized and released by the parathyroid glands, that controls the distribution of calcium and phosphate in the body. A high level of the hormone causes transfer of calcium from the bones to the blood; a deficiency… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • parathyroid gland — noun any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland • Syn: ↑parathyroid • Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland * * * noun : any of several usually four small endocrine glands adjacent to or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetany — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin tetanus Date: circa 1885 a condition of physiological calcium imbalance marked by tonic spasm of muscles and often associated with deficient parathyroid secretion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetany — [ tɛt(ə)ni] noun Medicine a condition of intermittent muscular spasms, caused by parathyroid malfunction and consequent calcium deficiency. Origin C19: from Fr. tétanie, from L. tetanus (see tetanus) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tetany — n. a disease with intermittent muscular spasms caused by malfunction of the parathyroid glands and a consequent deficiency of calcium. Etymology: F teacutetanie (as TETANUS) …   Useful english dictionary

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