What is parathyroid gland?
“Parathyroid hormone, also called parathormone or parathyrin, is a hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands that regulates the serum calcium concentration through its effects on bone, kidney, and intestine” according to my favourite website.
Position of the parathyroid gland in the body.
This is located within the anterior region of the neck very close to the location of the thyroid gland.
Hormones secreted by the parathyroid
The only hormone secreted by this gland is called parathormone.
Function of the parathyroid gland
One of the major function of the parathyroid gland is it controls the level of calcium content in the blood
The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone. This hormone helps maintain an appropriate balance of calcium in the bloodstream and in tissues that depend on calcium for proper function
Effects and consequences malfunctioning parathyroid
“Parathyroid hormone helps prevent low calcium levels by acting on the bones, intestine, and kidneys. In the bones, the hormone triggers the release of calcium stores from the bones to the blood. This can lead to bone destruction. In the intestines, parathyroid hormone helps with vitamin D metabolism”