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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. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for parathyroid-hormone

parathyroid hormone

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 Also called parathormone (ˌpærəˈθɔːməʊn)
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parathyroid-hormone in Medicine

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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