A synthetic polypeptide that consists of the 1-34 amino-acid fragment of human parathyroid hormone, the biologically active n-terminal region. The acetate is given by intravenous infusion in the differential diagnosis of hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism. (reynolds jef(ed): martindale: the extra pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, inc, englewood, co, 1995)

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