pseudohypoparathyroidism

[ sōō′dō-hī′pō-păr′ə-thīroi-dĭz′əm ]

n.

A sex-linked disorder resembling hypoparathyroidism, but which is unresponsive to treatment with parathyroid hormone; it is characterized by short stature, round face, achondroplasia, calcification of basal ganglia, true ectopic bone in fascial planes and skin, mental deficiency, hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and parathyroid tissue that is hyperplastic.Seabright bantam syndrome

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