Virginia Reed

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Hypoparathyroidism I. What every physician needs to know. Primary hypoparathyroidism is a common cause of hypocalcemia. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion is critical to the mobilization of calcium from bone, reabsorption of calcium in the kidneys, and intestinal absorption of calcium (through its stimulating effect on 1 alpha-hydroxylase activity in the kidneys). Primary hypoparathyroidism can be…

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