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par·a·thy·roid

 (păr′ə-thī′roid)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or obtained from the parathyroid glands: a parathyroid extract.
2. Adjacent to the thyroid gland.
n.
1. Any of the parathyroid glands.
2. A parathyroid hormone.
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parathyroid

(ˌpærəˈθaɪrɔɪd)
adj
1. (Anatomy) situated near the thyroid gland
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the parathyroid glands
n
(Anatomy) short for parathyroid gland
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par•a•thy•roid

(ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd)

adj.
1. situated near the thyroid gland.
n.
[1895–1900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parathyroid - any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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Translations

par·a·thy·roid

n. paratiroides, grupo de glándulas endocrinas pequeñas situadas junto a la tiroides;
___ hormonehormona ___, reguladora de calcio;
a. paratiroideo-a, localizado-a cerca de la tiroides.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

parathyroid

adj paratiroideo; n (fam) glándula paratiroidea, paratiroides f (fam)
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The opening chapters review the molecular, cellular, and physiological actions of parathyroid hormones, and the closing chapters explore the combined therapy of osteoporosis with parathyroid hormone.
This fat-soluble vitamin is not considered a hormone, but it works with parathyroid hormones and other hormones (estrogen) to make bone and helps in the absorption of calcium.
One theory is that alcohol might affect the levels of parathyroid hormone, and parathyroid hormones affect how bones are formed.

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