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-related protein — (or PTHrP) is a protein member of the parathyroid hormone family. It is occasionally secreted by cancer cells (breast cancer, certain types of lung cancer including squamous cell carcinoma). However, it also has normal functions.FunctionsPTHrP… …   Wikipedia

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