TITLE

parathyroidectomy

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1596
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21239556

 

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