Is skeletal response to parathyroid hormone abnormal in experimental renal failure?

It is widely believed that skeletal resistance is the mechanism of impaired calcemic response to parathyroid hormone (PTH) in renal failure. The action of PTH not only involves skeletal mobilization of Ca, it may also stimulate intestinal absorption of Ca and renal conservation of Ca. We have examined each of these factors and studied the calcemic response… CONTINUE READING