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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The pHPT diagnosis was based on persistently high serum calcium (Ca) levels and inappropriately high levels of intact PTH.
6) A reasonable approach in non-dialyzed patients, however, is to correct 25-OH vitamin D (25[OH]D) deficiency, elevations in serum phosphate, and hypocalcemia when the level of intact PTH (iPTH) exceeds the normal range for the assay because correcting these derangements may result in a decline in iPTH.
The collected laboratory tests were: creatinine, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) calculated by the MDRD formula (12), calcium, phosphorus, albumin, intact PTH, alkaline phosphatase, 24 hour urine protein, total levels of native vitamin D (25(OH) D) determined by electrochemiluminescence.
The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism was based on the presence of hypercalcemia and an elevated intact PTH level before surgical consultation.
Intact PTH is mainly known as the biologically active form of PTH (Murray et al.
Measurements of serum phosphate, serum calcium (corrected to the albumin levels), intact PTH, and pulse pressure were made during 3 observations, taking place at 3-month intervals.
Second generation immunoassays, called intact PTH analysis, have a system of two antibodies, one specifically for the carboxyl terminal portion and one for the amino terminal portion of the molecule.
The product binds to and activates the calcium-sensing receptor on the parathyroid gland, thereby reducing serum intact PTH levels.
Cytological examination of the fluid was acellular, however, intact PTH level of the fluid was 261 pg/mL.
PTH measurements were done by immunoradiometric assay using the Gamma-BCT Intact PTH IRMA commercial kit.
0 2 to 9 times normal upper limit for intact PTH assay KDIGO: Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes; K/DOQI: Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative; CSN: Canadian Society of Nephrology; PTH: serum intact parathyroid hormone