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). Alternative name is parathyrin.
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SYN: parathyroid hormone.

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par·a·thor·mone .par-ə-'thȯr-.mōn n PARATHYROID HORMONE

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n.

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para·thor·mone (par″ə-thorґmōn) parathyroid hormone.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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