parathyroid gland


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parathyroid gland

n.
Any of usually four small kidney-shaped glands that lie in pairs near or within the posterior surface of the thyroid gland and secrete parathyroid hormone.

parathyroid gland

n
(Anatomy) any one of the small egg-shaped endocrine glands situated near or embedded within the thyroid gland: they secrete parathyroid hormone

parathy′roid gland`


n.
any of several small paired glands in vertebrates, usu. lying near or embedded in the thyroid gland, that secrete parathyroid hormone.
[1900–05]

par·a·thy·roid gland

(păr′ə-thī′roid)
Any of four kidney-shaped glands located behind or within the thyroid gland of many vertebrate animals. The parathyroid glands secrete a hormone (called parathyroid hormone) that regulates the amount of calcium in the blood.

parathyroid gland

Any of four pea-sized endocrine glands on the thyroid gland. They produce parathyroid hormone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parathyroid gland - any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Translations
gruczoł przytarczyczny
bisköldkörtel
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was observed in the upper right parathyroid gland localization (Figure-1).
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