parathyroid hormone

noun

Definition of parathyroid hormone

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

First Known Use of parathyroid hormone

1925


Medical Dictionary

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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