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parathyroid gland

ch 18 therapeutic agents for the endocrine system, pharm tech

hyperparathyroidism stems from increased PTH, parathyroid hormone, secretion in the bloodstream; increased PTH levels promote calcium release from the bones into the bloodstream which leads to bone weakening
medications for hyperparathyroidism osteoporosis medications such as bisphosphonates, raloxifene, estrogen/progestin therapy, calcimimetics and vitamin D analogues
Calcijex or Rocaltrol calcitriol *vitamin D analogues
Hectorol doxercalciferol *vitamin D analogs
Zemplar paricalcitol *vitamin D analogues
Sensipar cinacalcet *calcimimetics
Evista raloxifene *Selective Estrogen Serum Modulators (SERM)
hypoparathyroidism leads to hypocalcemia which reduces vitamin D levels; treatment involves calcium and vitamin D supplements
Fosamax alendronate *bisphosphonate osteoporosis medication
Created by: DbaileyC



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