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Definition of Osteitis fibrosa cystica

Osteitis fibrosa cystica: A condition that is associated with excessive parathyroid hormone production (hyperparathyroidism), in which bone tissue becomes soft and deformed. Treatment is directed toward the underlying parathyroid condition and relieving any bone pain.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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