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parathyrin par·a·thy·rin (pār’ə-thī’rĭn)
See parathyroid hormone.


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  • Parathyroid

    [par-uh-thahy-roid] /ˌpær əˈθaɪ rɔɪd/ Anatomy adjective 1. situated near the . noun 2. . /ˌpærəˈθaɪrɔɪd/ adjective 1. situated near the thyroid gland 2. of or relating to the parathyroid glands noun 3. See parathyroid gland parathyroid par·a·thy·roid (pār’ə-thī’roid) adj. n.

  • Parathyroidectomy

    [par-uh-thahy-roi-dek-tuh-mee] /ˌpær əˌθaɪ rɔɪˈdɛk tə mi/ noun, plural parathyroidectomies. Surgery. 1. the excision of a . parathyroidectomy par·a·thy·roid·ec·to·my (pār’ə-thī’roi-děk’tə-mē) n. Excision of the parathyroid glands.

  • Parathyroid-gland

    noun, Anatomy. 1. any of several small oval glands usually lying near or embedded in the thyroid gland. noun 1. any one of the small egg-shaped endocrine glands situated near or embedded within the thyroid gland: they secrete parathyroid hormone parathyroid gland n. Any of usually four small kidney-shaped glands that lie in pairs near […]

  • Parathyroid-extract

    noun, Pharmacology. 1. an aqueous preparation obtained from the parathyroid gland of cattle, used in medicine chiefly in cases of parathyroid deficiency and in veterinary medicine in the treatment of tetanic convulsions.

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