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Noun: parathormone  ,pa-ru'thor,mown
  1. Hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting
    - parathyroid hormone

Derived forms: parathormones

Type of: endocrine, hormone, internal secretion

Encyclopedia: Parathormone