parathyroid



parathyroid defined in 1951 year

parathyroid - parathyroid;
parathyroid - Endocrine gland of tetrapod vertebrates, usually paired, lying near or, in some species, within thyroid. Developed from gill pouches. Its hormone (a protein) controls distribution of calcium and phosphate in the body. Administration of hormone transfers calcium from bones to blood (See also: Osteoclast); deficiency lowers blood calcium, producing tetany.

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