Parathyroid

parathyroid

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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