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16.07: The Parathyroid Gland

The parathyroid glands are also found in the neck just behind the thyroid glands (see diagram 16.5). They produce the hormone parathormone that regulates the amount of calcium in the blood and influences the excretion of phosphates in the urine.

Contributors

  • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)