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par·a·thy·roid

 (păr′ə-thī′roid)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or obtained from the parathyroid glands: a parathyroid extract.
2. Adjacent to the thyroid gland.
n.
1. Any of the parathyroid glands.
2. A parathyroid hormone.

parathyroid

(ˌpærəˈθaɪrɔɪd)
adj
1. (Anatomy) situated near the thyroid gland
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the parathyroid glands
n
(Anatomy) short for parathyroid gland

par•a•thy•roid

(ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd)

adj.
1. situated near the thyroid gland.
n.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parathyroid - 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

par·a·thy·roid

n. paratiroides, grupo de glándulas endocrinas pequeñas situadas junto a la tiroides;
___ hormonehormona ___, reguladora de calcio;
a. paratiroideo-a, localizado-a cerca de la tiroides.

parathyroid

adj paratiroideo; n (fam) glándula paratiroidea, paratiroides f (fam)
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The opening chapters review the molecular, cellular, and physiological actions of parathyroid hormones, and the closing chapters explore the combined therapy of osteoporosis with parathyroid hormone.
One theory is that alcohol might affect the levels of parathyroid hormone, and parathyroid hormones affect how bones are formed.
Osaka, Japan) has patented a human parathyroid hormone mutein which comprises at least one modification selected from the group consisting of (i) deletion of 3 to 6 amino acid residues on the N-terminal side in the amino acid sequence of human parathyroid hormones, (ii) substitution of another lipophilic amino acid residue for at least one methionine residue in the amino acid sequence, and (iii) substitution of a cysteine residue for one amino acid residue within the region of amino acid residue Nos.

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