January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1596
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A definition of the medical term parathyroidectomy is presented. The term means the surgical removal of one or more of the parathyroid glands. The surgery is used as a treatment for hyperparathyroidism or neoplasm. It notes that removal of the parathyroid glands may produce profound hypocalcemia because of the serum calcium levels maintained by the parathyroid glands.


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