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Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid hormone is a substance that helps maintain the proper amount of calcium in the blood. Parathyroid hormone is produced by the parathyroid glands in the neck.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMatthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
Last RevisedApril 5, 2012

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