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Parathyroid Hormone and the Heart

  • Shaul G. Massry
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 151)

Abstract

Evidence is rapidly accumulating supporting the proposal originally made by Massry in 1977 that parathyroid hormone is a major uremic toxin (1). This hypothesis implied that PTH has a multifarious extraskeletal actions affecting the functions of many organs Several observations from our laboratory (1–12) and many of the presentations in this Workshop provide strong support for a wide extraskeletal effect of PTH.

Keywords

Calcium Ionophore Heart Cell Calcium Ionophore A23187 Beat Rate Beating Rate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaul G. Massry
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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