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Related to parathyroid gland: parathyroid hormone, pineal gland, adrenal gland, thymus gland
parathyroid glandA small gland located at the posterior aspect of the thyroid gland, which regulates calcium by secreting PTH; is critical to calcium and phosphorus metabolism, and magnesium balance and in normal bone mineralization. See PTH.
par·a·thy·roid gland(par'ă-thī'royd gland) [TA]
Synonym(s): parathyroid (2) .
adrenal gland endocrine gland located at superior pole of each kidney, secreting catecholamines (from medulla) and adrenocorticoid hormones (from cortex)
apocrine gland axilla and genital skin glands, whose secretion is formed by degradation of secretory cells
eccrine gland gland producing a simple fluid secretion, e.g. sweat glands
endocrine gland gland whose secretions are absorbed directly into blood, e.g. pancreas islet cells
exocrine gland gland whose secretion reaches a body surface via ducts
holocrine gland gland whose secretion is formed by cell degradation
lymph gland see nodes lymph
parathyroid gland parathormone-secreting endocrine glands, located within poles of the thyroid
pituitary gland see pituitary
sebaceous gland sebum-secreting holocrine gland within the hair follicle
thyroid gland see thyroid