pseudohyperparathyroidism

[ sōō′dō-hī′pər-păr′ə-thīroi-dĭz′əm ]

n.

Hypercalcemia occurring in association with a malignant neoplasm but without skeletal metastases or primary hyperparathyroidism, possibly caused by the formation of parathyroid hormone by nonparathyroid tumor tissue.

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