NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,031 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- parathyroid hormone
- listen (PAYR-uh-THY-royd HOR-mone)
- A substance made by the parathyroid gland that helps the body store and use calcium. A higher-than-normal amount of parathyroid hormone causes high levels of calcium in the blood and may be a sign of disease. Also called parathormone, parathyrin, and PTH.