parahormone

parahormone

 [par″ah-hōr´mōn]
a substance, not a true hormone, that has a hormone-like action in controlling the functioning of some distant organ.

par·a·hor·mone

(par'ă-hōr'mōn),
A substance, the product of ordinary metabolism, not produced for a specific purpose, that acts like a hormone in modifying the activity of some distant organ, for example, the action of carbon dioxide on the control of breathing.

parahormone

/para·hor·mone/ (-hor´mōn) a substance, not a true hormone, which has a hormone-like action in controlling the functioning of some distant organ.

parahormone

[-hôr′mōn]
a substance produced through normal metabolism that may exert an influence on a remote organ even though it is not a true hormone. Carbon dioxide is a parahormone because of its effects on respiration.

par·a·hor·mone

(par'ă-hōr'mōn)
A substance, the product of ordinary metabolism, not produced for a specific purpose, which acts like a hormone in modifying the activity of some distant organ (e.g., the action of carbon dioxide on the control of breathing).

parahormone

a product of the normal metabolism of a cell which acts in the manner of a HORMONE.

parahormone

a substance, not a true hormone, that has a hormone-like action in controlling the functioning of some distant organ.
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Hypocalcemia in infants of diabetic mothers--studies in Ca, P, and Mg metabolism and parahormone responsiveness.