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Definition of Hormone, parathormone

Hormone, parathormone: Hormone made by the parathyroid gland (behind the thyroid gland in the neck). Parathormone (pronounced para-thor-mone) is critical to calcium and phosphorus balance. Deficiency of parathormone results in abnormally low calcium in the blood (hypocalcemia). Also call parathyrin.

Illustration of the Parathyroid Glands

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