parathyroid hormone


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

parathyroid hormone

n. Abbr. PTH
A hormone produced by the parathyroid glands that regulates the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the body.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

parathyroid hormone

(or parathormone) A hormone that controls blood calcium level. It is produced by the parathyroid glands.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hypercalcemia after induction of euthyroidism is an indication to measure parathyroid hormone levels.
Lack of comparability of intact parathyroid hormone measurements among commercial assays for end-stage renal disease patients: implication for treatment decisions.
Hypoparathyroidism is a rare endocrine disorder characterised by insufficient levels of parathyroid hormone, or PTH.
An optimal algorithm for intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring.
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.
Patients become calcium - and Vitamin D-deficient, and the body then up-regulates parathyroid hormone, causing increased production of Vitamin D and increased calcium resorption from bone.
Subjects' Parathyroid hormone ranged from 111-6047 pg/ml with mean 1266+-994 (SD), while for subjects with enlarged glands the range was 820-6047 pg/ml with mean 1645+-804 (SD).
Persistent hyperparathyroidism was seen in one patient with post operative parathyroid hormone level of 144.
Drug safety evaluation of parathyroid hormone for hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
Summary: Parathyroid hormone is a type of hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands.

Full browser ?