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what are the hormones secreted by parathyroid glands?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Parathyroid hormone: The parathyroid glands secrete a substance called parathyroid hormone. This hormone is heavily involved in calcium metabolism. Calcium is vital to proper functioning of the heart, muscles, nerves, and bones.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Parathyroid hormone: The parathyroid glands secrete parathyrid hormone. This hormone is important in keeping calcium levels stable in the blood. It does this by removing calcium from bone, activating vitamin d and increasing calcium removal from the urine (so less calcium is lost in the urine).

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