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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

parahormone

a product of the normal metabolism of a cell which acts in the manner of a HORMONE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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