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parathyroid Syllabification: par·a·thy·roid
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈTHīˌroid/

Definition of parathyroid in English:


A gland next to the thyroid that secretes a hormone ( parathyroid hormone) that regulates calcium levels in a person’s body.
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  • The major glands that make up the human endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive glands, which include the ovaries and testes.
  • In practice, however, endocrine pathology has been traditionally more narrowly defined as the subspecialty that deals with the major endocrine organs, such as the thyroid, parathyroids, pancreas, and adrenal glands.
  • Within the neck, there are neck muscles, arteries, veins, lymph glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, oesophagus, larynx and trachea.
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