parathyroid hormone
noun Date: 1953 a hormone of the parathyroid gland that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body

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  • Parathyroid hormone — (PTH), or parathormone, is secreted by the parathyroid glands as a polypeptide containing 84 amino acids. It acts to increase the concentration of calcium (Ca2+) in the blood, whereas calcitonin (a hormone produced by the parafollicular cells (C… …   Wikipedia

  • parathyroid hormone — n a hormone of the parathyroid gland that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body abbr. PTH called also parathormone * * * (parathormone) a hormone, synthesized and released by the parathyroid glands, that controls the… …   Medical dictionary

  • parathyroid hormone — parathyroid hormone. См. паратиреоидный гормон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • parathyroid hormone — 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 • Syn: ↑parathormone • Hypernyms: ↑hormone,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parathyroid hormone — A substance made by the parathyroid gland that helps the body store and use calcium. A higher than normal amount of parathyroid hormone causes high levels of calcium in the blood and may be a sign of disease. Also called parathormone, parathyrin …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • parathyroid hormone — parathormone a hormone, synthesized and released by the parathyroid glands, that controls the distribution of calcium and phosphate in the body. A high level of the hormone causes transfer of calcium from the bones to the blood; a deficiency… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • parathyroid hormone — Biochem., Physiol. a polypeptide hormone, produced in the parathyroid glands, that helps regulate the blood levels of calcium and phosphate. Abbr.: PTH * * * …   Universalium

  • parathyroid hormone — parathy′roid hor mone n. biochem. phl pat a polypeptide hormone, produced in the parathyroid glands, that helps regulate the blood levels of calcium and phosphate Abbr.: PTH …   From formal English to slang

  • parathyroid hormone — See parathormone …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Parathyroid hormone receptor 1 — is a parathyroid hormone receptor It is encoded by the gene PTHR1 . It is a receptor for parathyroid hormone (PTH) and for parathyroid hormone like hormone (PTHLH).FunctionIt is the classical PTH receptor, is expressed in high levels in bone and… …   Wikipedia

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