Definitions for "Parathyroid glands"
Endocrine glands located close to the thyroid glands that secreted parathyroid hormone.
Any of four small glands next to or on the thyroid gland. The parathyroids secrete a hormone that helps control the balance between calcium and phosphorus in the body.
Four small glands embedded in the posterior surface of the thyroid gland; secrete parathyroid hormone.
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See Parathyroid.