On palpation a small mass is found on the right inferior parathyroid gland and

On palpation a small mass is found on the right

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On palpation a small mass is found on the right inferior parathyroid gland and removed. Parathryoid hormone levels were monitored until returning to normal limits. Guiding Questions Answer the questions below and submit as a Microsoft Word document or PDF. DUE Saturday by 11:59 pm. 1. Given what you know about the function of the parathyroid gland what is another substance in the blood serum that you would expect to be outside of normal limits? Why? 2. What are the upstream regulators of parathyroid function? In other words, what is the normal flow of information to either stimulate or suppress parathyroid function? 3. What are the downstream effectors that the parathyroid hormone acts on? How does this explain the symptoms our patient presented with? 4. Propose a possible treatment for the patient in this case study. How does this treatment improve conditions for the patient? Are these improvements seen at the cellular, tissue, organ or systemic level? 5. Relate this case to the general homeostatic mechanism pathway - identify the setpoint, variables, receptor(s), effector(s), and integrating center in this specific case.
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1. Given what I know about the function of the parathyroid gland, another substance in the blood serum that I would expect to be outside of normal limits would be the blood calcium levels. This is because the parathyroid gland produces a hormone called
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  • Summer '20
  • Calcium metabolism, Hyperparathyroidism

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