Definition of Parathormone

1. Noun. Hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting.

Exact synonyms: Parathyroid Hormone
Generic synonyms: Endocrine, Hormone, Internal Secretion



Definition of Parathormone

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Medical Definition of Parathormone

1. A peptide hormone of 84 amino acids (9402 D). Stimulates osteoclasts to increase blood calcium levels, the opposite effect to calcitonin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parathormone

paraterminal
paraterminal body
paraterminal gyrus
paratext
paratexts
paratha
parathas
paratheater
paratheatre
paratheatrical
parathesis
parathetic
parathion
parathion poisoning
parathions
parathormone (current term)
parathormones
parathymia
parathyrin
parathyroid
parathyroid gland
parathyroid glands
parathyroid hormone
parathyroid hormonelike protein
parathyroid hormones
parathyroid osteosis
parathyroid tetany
parathyroidectomies
parathyroidectomy

Literary usage of Parathormone

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1. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"... supplementation of 1 g/day reduced urinary collagen pyridinium crosslinks, osteocalcin, and parathormone during weight loss (Ricci et al., 1998). ..."

2. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"This plan of treatment has been greatly advanced by the preparation of a potent extract (parathormone) suitable for hypodermic use by Collip (1924). ..."

3. Innovations in Fee-For-Service Financing and Delivery edited by Linda Wolf (1998)
"... (High-Density Lipoprotein) Blood Lipoprotein Assay (Low-Density Lipoprotein) Assay Magnesium Assay of parathormone Assay Acid Phosphatase Assay Alkaline ..."

4. The Dog: Bibliography January 1985-January 1994 by Cynthia P. Smith (1995)
"... Human-parathormone assay for use in dogs: validation, sample handling studies, and parathyroid function testing. Torrance, AG; Nachreiner, R. Schaumburg ..."

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