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The purpose of this study is to find out whether hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism are rare or not in manic-depressive patients taking lithium carbonate. The subjects were 13 patients receiving lithium and 19 healthy subjects not receiving it as normal controls. Serum ionized calcium (Ca), serum parathyroid hormone (PTH), urinary calcium and cyclic AMP (CAMP) were measured. Cervical ultrasonographic examination was also performed. The mean serum Ca++ level in the lithium administered groupdoi:10.1507/endocrj.42.691 pmid:8574294 fatcat:fjl5qjbl5rfzpctgsewz4rx2o4