Definition of Parathyroid hormone

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: Parathormone
Generic synonyms: Endocrine, Hormone, Internal Secretion



Definition of Parathyroid hormone

1. Noun. (protein) A polypeptide hormone that is released by the chief cells of the parathyroid glands and is involved in raising the levels of calcium ions in the blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Parathyroid hormone

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 Parathyroid Hormone

paratheater
paratheatre
paratheatrical
parathesis
parathetic
parathion
parathion poisoning
parathions
parathormone
parathormones
parathymia
parathyrin
parathyroid
parathyroid gland
parathyroid glands
parathyroid hormone (current term)
parathyroid hormonelike protein
parathyroid hormones
parathyroid osteosis
parathyroid tetany
parathyroidectomies
parathyroidectomy
parathyroids
parathyroprival tetany
parathyrotropic
paratonia
paratonias
paratonic
paratope

Literary usage of Parathyroid hormone

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"3 Effect of parathyroid hormone upon Release of Degradative Enzymes from Rat ... Control values were obtained by incubation without parathyroid hormone. ..."

2. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"parathyroid hormone parathyroid hormone (PTH) is the primary peptide hormone regulating blood calcium levels and is the major systemic regulator of bone ..."

3. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"parathyroid hormone immediately increases renal calcium reabsorption mechanisms to ... When calcium losses are larger, parathyroid hormone will stimulate ..."

4. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... a modest drop in N-terminal immunore- active parathyroid hormone (Riggs et ... bone is more sensitive than normal to parathyroid hormone (PTH) or needs ..."

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