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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Immunometric assays of parathyrin in the diagnosis of hypercalcemic individuals.
Chief cells of the parathyroid glands secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH), also known as parathormone or parathyrin.
Highly sensitive two-site immunoradiometric assay of parathyrin, and its clinical utility in evaluating patients with hypercalcemia.