Parathyroid gland

Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Minor changes: 6 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Pseudohypoparathyroidism[TI] free full text[sb]

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Pseudohypoparathyroidism. website. Accessed May 27th, 2020.
Definition / general

Type 1:
  • Deficiency of Gs alpha protein or abnormalities in the level of the hormone receptor complex
  • Associated with decreased cAMP response
  • Also called Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (round facies, short stature, short metacarpal and metatarsal bones)

Type 2:
  • Blunted response to second messenger
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