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1. (Science: anatomy) Situated beside the thyroid gland.

2. (Science: endocrinology) One of the parathyroid glands.

3. (Science: pharmacology) A sterile preparation of the water soluble principle of the parathyroid glands, administered parenterally as an antihypocalcaemic, especially in the treatment of acute hypoparathyroidism with tetany.

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Book recommendation for exam

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Topic: Body's electrical current
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Growth and Thyroid Hormone

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by JackBean
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Growth and Thyroid Hormone
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Growth and Thyroid Hormone

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by reyrey389
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Topic: Growth and Thyroid Hormone
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Bone remodelling

... in maintaining plasma calcium homeostasis. The regulation of bone remodeling is both systemic and local. The major systemic regulators include parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcitriol, and other hormones such as growth hormone, glucocorticoids, thyroid hormones, and sex hormones. Factors such ...

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Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Bone remodelling
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