a polypeptide hormone, produced in the parathyroid glands, that helps regulate the blood levels of calcium and phosphate. Abbreviation: PTH
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British Dictionary definitions for parathyroid hormone
the hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands that controls the level of calcium in the blood: a deficiency of the hormone often results in tetany: Also called: parathormone (ˌpærəˈθɔːməʊn)
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