1. <anatomy> Situated beside the thyroid gland.

2. <endocrinology> One of the parathyroid glands.

3. <pharmacology> A sterile preparation of the water soluble principle of the parathyroid glands, administered parenterally as an antihypocalcaemic, especially in the treatment of acute hypoparathyroidism with tetany.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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