One of the four small glands on the lateral lobes of the thyroid.
One of four, small, oval glands, found on either side of the thyroid gland. Both of these glands are found in the neck. The parathyroid gland makes a chemical that stimulates calcium to be released into the blood.
any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
small glands near or on the thyroid gland that secrete PTH
four small glands located near the thyroid gland that produces a hormone controlling calcium and phosphorus metabolism.
(PAYR-uh-THY-royd...) One of four pea-sized glands found on the thyroid. The parathyroid hormone produced by these glands increases the calcium level in the blood.
A gland that regulates calcium, located behind the thyroid gland in the neck. The parathyroid gland secretes a hormone called parathormone (or parathyrin) that is critical to calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Although the number of parathyroid glands can vary, most people have four, one above the other on each side. They are plastered against the back of the thyroid and therefore at risk for being accidentally removed during thyroidectomy.
One of many small structures, usually four, joined to the lobes of the thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands release a hormone that helps to keep the level of blood calcium normal.
The parathyroid glands are small endocrine glands in the neck, usually located behind the thyroid gland, which produce parathyroid hormone. In rare cases the parathyroid glands are located within the thyroid glands. Most often there are four parathyroid glands but some people have six or even eight.