Parathyroid Gland

May 30, 2011


  1. What is hyperparathyroidism?
  2. What are the manifestations of hyperparathyroidism?
  3. What stimulates the release of parathormone from the parathyroid gland?
  4. What is hypoparathyroidism?
  5. What are the manifestation(s) of hypoparathyroidism?
  6. What is the normal blood calcium level?
  7. If the blood calcium level is 7mg/dL, what are the tests that can be done to diagnose it?
  8. What is the level of blood calcium in manifest and latent tetany respectively?

  1.  What is this sign called?
  2. Describe the picture shown above.
  3. Is this condition a chronic state or acute state of hypocalcemia?
  4. What are the possible causes for hypocalcemia other than defect in the parathyroid gland function?

  1.  What is this sign called?
  2. How can the procedure to ellicit the sign be done?
  3. Describe the picture shown above.