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- n. parathyroid hormone
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- n. 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
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Too much parathormone creates excess osteoclasts which increase bone destruction and can lead to excess calcium in the blood and deposits of calcium in joints and arteries.
A decrease in serum calcium, circulating blood calcium, stimulates parathormone production and results in hypertrophy of the parathyroid; common in rickets.
The parathyroid gland consists of four interconnected parts, two on either side and directly behind the thyroid gland, and secretes the hormone parathormone.
Without sufficient vitamin D the effects of parathormone are decreased.
The comprehensive range of osteoporosis tests available from Roche for use with cobas® or MODULAR Analytics serum work areas include the Elecsys® bone marker assays (ß-CrossLaps, total PINP, N-Mid Osteocalcin and vitamin D3-OH), the Elecsys® hormone assays (parathormone, oestradiol, testosterone, DHEA and SHBG) and bone mineral assays (calcium and phosphate).
These glands produce only one type of hormone, parathyroid hormone (PTH, parathormone).
All the right food and supplements will prove useless if there isn’t sufficient parathormone in the blood.
Though there hasn’t been a definite connection established between epilepsy and parathyroid dysfunction, supplemental parathormone has been effective as a treatment.
If there is insufficient parathormone, the calcium and phosphorous locked up in the bones can’t be delivered to the rest of the body and the body can be calcium and phosphorous starved even though there are sufficient amounts in the bones.
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