The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Secondary hyperparathyroidism caused by oral contraceptives.

Secondary hyperparathyroidism developed on two separate occasions in a patient taking an oral contraceptive (OC) in a mixture of norethindrone and mestranol (Ortho-Novum 1/80). The probable cause of this condition is an estrogenic inhibition of the calcium mobilizing effect of parathyroid hormone ( PTH) or vitamin D. The possible consequences of OC therapy in this patient and patients like her include those of milk hypocalcemia, moderate hypophosphatemia, or the neurotoxic actions of excessive levels of circulating PTH. One should also consider the possible role of OC therapy in patients with unexplained parathyroid hyperplasia and with tertiary hyperparathyroidism.[1]


  1. Secondary hyperparathyroidism caused by oral contraceptives. Moses, A.M., Notman, D.D. Arch. Intern. Med. (1982) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities