parathyroid hormone


Definition of parathyroid hormone

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

Examples of parathyroid hormone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not getting enough calcium can trigger the parathyroid glands to produce more parathyroid hormone, Dr. Alesci explains. Jessica Migala,, 2 June 2021 In some situations, there are more appropriate options, including denosumab (Prolia), parathyroid hormone analogs and estrogenlike drugs, which reduce breast cancer risk. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 18 May 2021 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, 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,, 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of parathyroid hormone

1925, in the meaning defined above

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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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