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hyperparathyroidism

[ hahy-per-par-uh-thahy-roi-diz-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.
overactivity of the parathyroid gland, characterized by softening of the bones, with consequent pain, tenderness, and a tendency to spontaneous fractures, and by muscular weakness and abdominal cramps.
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Origin of hyperparathyroidism

First recorded in 1915–20; hyper- + parathyroid + -ism
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