Parathyroid Glands

Parathyroid GlandsParathyroid Glands

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Usually four (or possibly 2 to 6) small round glands lying just behind the left and right thyroid lobes, usually two on each side. These glands produce the following hormone:

  • Parathormone raises blood calcium levels and helps control calcium metabolism.
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