parathyroid hormone


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parathyroid hormone

n. Abbr. PTH
A hormone produced by the parathyroid glands that regulates the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the body.

parathyroid hormone

n
(Biochemistry) 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

parathy′roid hor`mone


n.
a polypeptide hormone, produced in the parathyroid glands, that helps regulate the blood levels of calcium and phosphate. Abbr.: PTH

parathyroid hormone

(or parathormone) A hormone that controls blood calcium level. It is produced by the parathyroid glands.
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Noun1.parathyroid hormone - hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) occurs as a result of unregulated over-production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) secreted from the parathyroid glands, leading to an inappropriate calcium homeostasis.
7) The previous cases in the literature and this case demonstrate that if a patient presents with hypercalcemia and hyperthyroidism, if, on correcting the thyroid function, the calcium level does not normalise it is important to check the parathyroid hormone level.
It occurs when loss of function of the parathyroid glands causes the body to secrete abnormally low levels of parathyroid hormone, which helps regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the body.
Surgical removal, often with intraoperative parathyroid hormone level or radioisotopic assessment, helps to achieve a cure.
Serum retinol was inversely associated with bone alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, and parathyroid hormone and was positively associated with bone density at the distal forearm, but urinary cadmium showed a negative association with bone density.
Such findings, coupled with the absence of randomized controlled trials, suggest the evidentiary basis for "recommended targets of serum phosphorus, parathyroid hormone, and calcium in chronic kidney disease is poor," said Dr.
In populations with chronic kidney disease, low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and high levels of intact parathyroid hormone have been suggested to explain the association between chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular mortality.
The level of parathyroid hormone (PTH) raised up to 181 pg/ml (norm is 65.
Thus, a novel technique using ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and measurement of intact parathyroid hormone in the needle wash was used to definitively localize the parathyroid adenoma.
A new study shows for the first time that older people with low levels of vitamin D and elevated levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH, a hormone that regulates blood calcium levels) are more likely to be depressed than those with normal levels.

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