Glands (usually four in number) that lie behind the thyroid gland in the front of the neck and regulate calcium metabolism
(par″ә-thi´roid) near the thyroid gland. a parathyroid gland. a preparation containing parathyroid hormone from animal parathyroid glands; used for diagnosis and treatment of hypoparathyroidism.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
(para- + thyroid) 1. situated beside the thyroid gland. 2. one of the parathyroid glands. 3. a sterile preparation of the water-soluble principle(s) of the parathyroid glands, ad-ministered parenterally as an antihypocalcaemic, especially in the treatment of acute hypoparathyroidism with tetany.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio64.html
1. <anatomy> Situated beside the thyroid gland. ... 2. <endocrinology> One of the parathyroid glands. ... 3. <pharmacology> A sterile preparation of the water soluble principle of the parathyroid glands, administered parenterally as an antihypocalcaemic, especially in the treatment of acute hypoparathyroidism with tetany. ... (18 ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
adjective, Greek para = beside, and thyroid; hence, beside the thyroid gland.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
One of a pair of small endocrine glands. Most tetrapod vertebrates, including humans, possess two such pairs, located behind the thyroid gland. They secrete parathyroid hormone, which regulates the amount of calcium in the bloodFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0008191.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: par′ă-thī′royd Definitions: 1. Adjacent to the thyroid gland. Synonyms: parathyroid glandFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=65326
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