Primary and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism


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Which of the following organ systems would be affected by hyperparathyroidism?

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1. Which of the following is true?

2. Which of the following correctly describes a difference between the causes of primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess what you know about symptoms of and organs affected by hyperparathyroidism. You must have the ability to recognize true statements about this condition in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Organ systems affected by hyperparathyroidism
  • The ability to identify a true statement about symptoms of hyperparathyroidism
  • The differences between primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism
  • Why patients with chronic renal failure should be monitored for hyperparathyroidism
  • The symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the secretion of too much parathyroid hormone and the imbalance of calcium in the body
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symptoms of excessive calcium in the body
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the treatment of hyperparathyroidism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Primary and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what hyperparathyroidism is
  • Reveal what the parathyroid glands do
  • List how parathyroid hormones affect calcium levels
  • Relate the importance of calcium to the body
  • Discuss the causes, diagnosis and treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Note the symptoms of primary hyperthyroidism
  • Identify the causes of secondary hyperthyroidism
  • Provide information about the diagnosis and treatment of secondary hyperthyroidism