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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.
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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
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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
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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. PTH acts on the parathyroid hormone 1 receptor, which is present in highest amounts in bone and kidneys, to raise serum calcium levels in body12.
(5.) Endres DB, Villanueva R, Sharp CF Jr, Singer FR Immunochemiluminometric and immunoradiometric determinations of intact and total immunoreactive parathyrin: performance in the differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia and hypoparathyroidism.