NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,468 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (PAYR-uh-THOR-mone)
- A substance made by the parathyroid gland that helps the body store and use calcium. A higher-than-normal amount of parathormone causes high levels of calcium in the blood and may be a sign of disease. Also called parathyrin, parathyroid hormone, and PTH.