Parathyroid hormone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Parathyroid hormones are produced by parathyroid glands.[1] These hormones release calcium into the blood to raise calcium levels, making bones stronger. Too little of these hormones can result in hypoparathyroidism and too much of it can lead to hyperparathyroidism.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gene: PTH (ENSG00000152266) - Summary - Homo sapiens - Ensembl genome browser 89". may2017.archive.ensembl.org. 
  2. Allerheiligen, DA; Schoeber, J; Houston, RE; Mohl, VK; Wildman, KM (15 April 1998). "Hyperparathyroidism". American Family Physician. 57 (8): 1795–802, 1807–8. PMID 9575320.