Hypoparathyroidism: Decreased Levels of Parathyroid Hormone


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Which of the following is not directly affected by hypoparathyroidism?

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1. Which of these is not true about parathyroid hormone?

2. Which of these is least likely to be a symptom of hypocalcemia in hypoparathyroidism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hypoparathyroidism results in low parathyroid hormone (PTH) and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the causes and consequences of that. Some things you'll be assessed on include symptoms, causes and PTH's purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Which minerals and electrolytes are affected by hypoparathyoidism
  • Symptoms of hypocalcemia
  • Primary causes of hypoparathyroidism

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about hypoparathyroidism
  • Making connections - use understanding of parathyroid function to predict symptoms
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast symptoms of hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hypoparathyroidism

Additional Learning

To learn more about what happens when the parathyroid glands malfunction, review the accompanying lesson called Hypoparathyroidism: Decreased Levels of Parathyroid Hormone. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define hypoparathyroidism
  • Name and explain the role of the main hormone produced by the parathyroid glands
  • Recognize symptoms of hypocalcemia
  • Define Chvostek's and Trousseau's signs