- = parathormonea 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 lowers blood calcium levels, causing tetany. This condition may be treated by injections of calcium gluconate.Compare: calcitonin
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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 — noun Date: 1953 a hormone of the parathyroid gland that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body … New Collegiate 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 receptor 1 — is a parathyroid hormone receptor It is encoded by the gene PTHR1 . It is a receptor for parathyroid hormone (PTH) and for parathyroid hormone like hormone (PTHLH).FunctionIt is the classical PTH receptor, is expressed in high levels in bone and… … Wikipedia