Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or obtained from the parathyroid glands.
  • adjective Adjacent to the thyroid gland.
  • noun Any of the parathyroid glands.
  • noun A parathyroid hormone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lying in the vicinity of the thyroid; specifically, noting several small masses of glandular tissue similar in appearance, but not in function, to the thyroid gland and situated in close proxmity to it.
  • noun One of the parathyroid glands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Situated near the thyroid gland.
  • adjective Pertaining to the parathyroid glands or their extracts.
  • noun The parathyroid gland.
  • noun A parathyroid hormone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

para- +‎ thyroid

Examples

  • In case of calcium phosphate stones, oversecretion of hormone known as parathyroid causes calcium loss from the bones with increased excretion of calcium through urine.

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  • In case of calcium phosphate stones, oversecretion of hormone known as parathyroid causes calcium loss from the bones with increased excretion of calcium through urine.

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  • Dr. Donahue found that bears have a uniquely potent form of a substance called parathyroid hormone, which helps maintain bones.

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  • As part of the trial, 105 participants will be randomly assigned to receive either teriparitide, a drug that already is FDA-approved for osteoporosis treatment, or an experimental agent called parathyroid hormone-related protein.

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  • As part of the trial, 105 participants will be randomly assigned to receive either teriparitide, a drug that already is FDA-approved for osteoporosis treatment, or an experimental agent called parathyroid hormone-related protein.

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  • As part of the trial, 105 participants will be randomly assigned to receive either teriparitide, a drug that already is FDA-approved for osteoporosis treatment, or an experimental agent called parathyroid hormone-related protein.

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  • As part of the trial, 105 participants will be randomly assigned to receive either teriparitide, a drug that already is FDA-approved for osteoporosis treatment, or an experimental agent called parathyroid hormone-related protein.

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  • No space for details, but: if your doctor tells you that very high blood-calcium levels may indicate an abnormal parathyroid gland, listen up!

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  • The baby's calcium level can also be affected by the cervical teratoma because of its effect on the parathyroid glands.

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  • Risk-reducing prophylactic thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the entire thyroid gland) and sometimes parathyroidectomy (surgical removal of the parathyroid glands) may be necessary shortly after birth in children with more severe RET alterations.

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