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The parathyroid glands are endocrine glands located in the visceral space of the neck. They produce parathyroid hormone, which controls calcium homeostasis. Gross anatomy There are normally two pairs of parathryoid glands, inferior and superior, although there can be up to twelve in number. T...
Published 18 Feb 2015
Hypoparathyroidism results from reduced secretion of parathyroid hormone by the parathyroid glands. It results in hypocalcaemia. Clinical presentation tetany: peripheral paresthaesia, carpopedal spasm, seizures emotional lability, depression and anxiety, psychosis short stature Pathology ...