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What does the parathyroid gland do?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Regulate calcium
The parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that keeps the level of calcium in the blood from falling.
It does this by pulling calcium from the bone and by preventing loss of calcium through the kidney. It is also necessary to convert vitamin d into its active form, which in turn increases calcium absorption in the gut.

In brief: Regulate calcium
The parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that keeps the level of calcium in the blood from falling.
It does this by pulling calcium from the bone and by preventing loss of calcium through the kidney. It is also necessary to convert vitamin d into its active form, which in turn increases calcium absorption in the gut.
Dr. Melissa Young
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