"Parathyroid Glands" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Parathyroid Glands
- Gland, Parathyroid
- Glands, Parathyroid
- Parathyroid Gland
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