Definition: Abnormally elevated PARATHYROID HORMONE secretion as a response to HYPOCALCEMIA. It is caused by chronic KIDNEY FAILURE or other abnormalities in the controls of bone and mineral metabolism, leading to various BONE DISEASES, such as RENAL OSTEODYSTROPHY.
Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): secondary hyperparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism secondary
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