Parathyroid gland

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 11 April 2018, last major update January 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Roychowdhury, M. Pseudohypoparathyroidism. website. Accessed August 16th, 2018.
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