parathyroid-hormone

parathyroid hormone

noun Biochemistry, Physiology.
a polypeptide hormone, produced in the parathyroid glands, that helps regulate the blood levels of calcium and phosphate. Abbreviation: PTH
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parathyroid hormone
 
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Also called: parathormone the hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands that controls the level of calcium in the blood: a deficiency of the hormone often results in tetany

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parathyroid hormone n.

Abbr. PTH A peptide hormone produced by the parathyroid glands that regulates the amount of calcium in the body. Also called parathyrin.

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