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Descriptor English: Parathyroid Glands
Descriptor Spanish: Glándulas Paratiroides
Descriptor Portuguese: Glândulas Paratireoides
Descriptor French: Glandes parathyroïdes
Entry term(s): Gland, Parathyroid
Glands, Parathyroid
Parathyroid Gland
Tree number(s): A06.300.560
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010280
Scope note: Two pairs of small oval-shaped glands located in the front and the base of the NECK and adjacent to the two lobes of THYROID GLAND. They secrete PARATHYROID HORMONE that regulates the balance of CALCIUM; PHOSPHORUS; and MAGNESIUM in the body.
Annotation: /surg: consider also PARATHYROIDECTOMY
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Parathyroidectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 10494
Unique ID: D010280
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/01
Parathyroid Glands - Preferred
Concept UI M0015928
Scope note Two pairs of small oval-shaped glands located in the front and the base of the NECK and adjacent to the two lobes of THYROID GLAND. They secrete PARATHYROID HORMONE that regulates the balance of CALCIUM; PHOSPHORUS; and MAGNESIUM in the body.
Preferred term Parathyroid Glands
Entry term(s) Gland, Parathyroid
Glands, Parathyroid
Parathyroid Gland



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