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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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(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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a polypeptide hormone, produced in the parathyroid glands, that helps regulate the blood levels of calcium and phosphate. Abbr.: PTH
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(or parathormone) A hormone that controls blood calcium level. It is produced by the parathyroid glands.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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