parathyroid hormone

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Definition of parathyroid hormone 

: a hormone of the parathyroid gland that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body

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Secondary hyperparathyroidism, on the other hand, is when another underlying health condition causes low levels of calcium in your body, so your parathyroid hormone levels increase to compensate over time. Korin Miller, SELF, "‘DWTS’ Pro Alan Bersten Reveals He Needed Surgery for Hyperparathyroidism," 24 Apr. 2018 There are four of these very small glands located on the thyroid gland in the neck that produce parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps control the amount of calcium in the blood. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, "Dancing with the Stars' Alan Bersten Reveals He Needed Surgery After Finding a Tumor in His Neck," 19 Apr. 2018

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parathyroid hormone

noun

Medical Definition of parathyroid hormone 

: a hormone of the parathyroid gland that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body abbreviation PTH

called also parathormone

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