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Parathyroid Hormone

Descriptions of Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid Hormone: A substance made by the parathyroid gland that helps the body store and use calcium. Also called parathormone, parathyrin, or PTH.
Source: National Institute of Health

Parathyroid Hormone: A polypeptide hormone (84 amino acid residues) secreted by the PARATHYROID GLANDS which performs the essential role of maintaining intracellular CALCIUM levels in the body. Parathyroid hormone increases intracellular calcium by promoting the release of CALCIUM from BONE, increases the intestinal absorption of calcium, increases the renal tubular reabsorption of calcium, and increases the renal excretion of phosphates.
Source: Diseases Database

Parathyroid Hormone : polypeptide hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands which maintains intracellular calcium levels in the body; parathyroid hormone increases intracellular calcium by promoting the release of calcium from bone, increases the intestinal absorption of calcium, increases the renal tubular reabsorption of calcium, and increases the renal excretion of phosphates.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid Hormone: Parathyroid hormone is a chemical substance produced and secreted by the parathyroid glands that has a variety of effects on the body. Parathyroid hormone is produced by the parathyroid chief cells and helps to regulate calcium and phosphate in the body. Parathyroid hormone is a natural antagonist to the action of the thyroid hormone calcitonin. When calcium levels in the blood are low, parathyroid hormone helps to move calcium and phosphate from the bones into the blood and increase the absorption of calcium and phosphate by the small intestine from food during digestion. It also has effects on the kidneys that result in higher blood calcium levels and lower phosphate levels.

Conditions that can afflict the parathyroid hormone include hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, parathyroid adenoma, parathyroid tumors, and trauma.

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