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Parathyroid Glands
...  posterior portion of the lateral lobes of the thyroid gland is covered with small parathyroid glands. Numbering four, these glands are set in pairs (either superior or inferior). They are a cross between yellow and brown and are sized 3 to 8 millimeters (in length), 2 to 5 millimeters (in width) and 1 ½ millimeters (in depth). When examined under the microscope, the parathyroid glands  ...

Thyroid Gland
...  a more developed body, they trigger the start of sexual maturity, and they regulate the rate of the body’s growth. Calcitonin, on the other hand, is a polypeptide hormone that works with the parathyroid hormone to regulate blood calcium level and usage. An absence of calcitonin means that the kidneys would not be able to excrete calcium and bones would go weak. The two hormones maintain  ...


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