parahormone par·a·hor·mone (pār’ə-hôr’mōn’)
A substance that is produced from ordinary metabolism and acts like a hormone in influencing the activity of a distant organ.
[par-uh-hahy-druh-juh n] /ˌpær əˈhaɪ drə dʒən/ noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. the form of molecular in which the nuclei of the two atoms contained in the molecule have spins in opposite directions. /ˌpærəˈhaɪdrədʒən/ noun 1. (chem) the form of molecular hydrogen (constituting about 25 per cent of the total at normal temperatures) in which the nuclei […]
[par-uh-ee-buh; Portuguese pah-rah-ee-bah] /ˌpær əˈi bə; Portuguese ˌpɑ rɑˈi bɑ/ noun 1. a state in E Brazil. 21,760 sq. mi. (56,360 sq. km). Capital: João Pessoa. /Portuguese paraˈiba/ noun 1. a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal strip, with hills and plains inland; irrigated agriculture. Capital: João Pessoa. Pop: 3 […]
[par-uh-in-floo-en-zuh] /ˌpær əˌɪn fluˈɛn zə/ noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology. 1. an influenzalike respiratory infection of animals and humans, caused by any of several paramyxoviruses.
- Parainfluenza 1 virus
parainfluenza 1 virus par·a·in·flu·en·za 1 virus (pār’ə-ĭn’flōō-ěn’zə) n. A paramyxovirus that causes acute laryngotracheitis in children and, sometimes, in adults. Also called hemadsorption virus type 2.