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Secondary hyperparathyroidism

Secondary hyperparathyroidism is the release of too much parathyroid hormone resulting from a failure of one or more of the body's mechanisms that control levels of calcium in the blood.

Sheehan's syndrome

Sheehan's syndrome is a rare condition affecting the pituitary gland that can occur in women who bleed heavily during childbirth.

Somatostatinoma

Somatostatinomas are rare tumours that arise from specialised cells in the pancreas or duodenum (first part of small intestine) that produce large amounts of the hormone somatostatin.

Somatostatin

Somatostatin is a hormone that inhibits the secretion of several other hormones, including growth hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, cholecystokinin and insulin.


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