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  • n. Plural form of parathyroid.


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  • “Sometimes the parathyroids readjust on their own.”

    After the Diagnosis

  • In contrast, with the removal of the parathyroids, death follows fairly quickly and is preceded by severe muscular spasms.

    The Human Brain

  • The parathyroids were first detected (in the rhinoceros, of all animals) in the middle igth century, and little attention was paid them for some decades.

    The Human Brain

  • By the 1920*3, surgeons grew definitely cautious about slicing away at the thyroid and supremely careful about touching the parathyroids.

    The Human Brain

  • If the diet is consistently low in calcium, so that there is a chronic danger of subnormal levels in the blood, the parathyroids are kept active and bone continues to be eroded away.

    The Human Brain

  • Experiments on animals, which proved more sensitive to loss of the parathyroids than men were, showed that muscles tightened convulsively, a situation called tetany (tet'uh-nee; "stretch" G).

    The Human Brain

  • It is possible for the parathyroids to remain overactive even when the blood level is adequately high.

    The Human Brain

  • Adjoining the thyroid there are four small glands, the parathyroids, each about the size of a split pea.

    Disease and Its Causes

  • Most of these glands are of very small size, none of them larger than a walnut, and some -- the parathyroids -- almost microscopic.

    The Pivot of Civilization

  • —Microscopically the parathyroids consist of intercommunicating columns of cells supported by connective tissue containing a rich supply of blood capillaries.

    XI. Splanchnology. 4b. The Parathyroid Glands


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