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From pseudo- (false) +‎ pseudohypoparathyroidism.


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌsjuː.dəʊˌsjuː.dəʊˌhaɪ.pəʊ.pæɹ.əˈθaɪ.ɹɔɪd.ɪzəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsuː.doʊˌsuː.doʊˌhaɪ.poʊ.pæɹ.əˈθaɪ.ɹɔɪd.ɪzəm/
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  • Hyphenation: pseu‧do‧pseu‧do‧hy‧po‧par‧a‧thy‧roid‧ism


pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A mild inherited condition in which the sufferer has symptoms similar to those of pseudohypoparathyroidism.
    Coordinate terms: euparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism
    • 2007, Dominique N. Long, Sarah McGuire, Michael A. Levine, Lee S. Weinstein, Emily L. Germain-Lee, Body Mass Index Differences in Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type 1a Versus Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism May Implicate Paternal Imprinting of Gαs in the Development of Human Obesity: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, volume 92, number 3, pages 1073–1079:
      Because Gαs is paternally imprinted in certain hormone target tissues, maternal inheritance of AHO leads to multihormone resistance [pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a (PHP1a)], whereas paternal inheritance leads to AHO alone [pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (pseudoPHP)]. Classically, the obesity in AHO is described as occurring similarly in both conditions.


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