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Synonyms for parathyroid

any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

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BOSTON, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The administration of growth hormone improves the sensitivity of women with osteoporosis to their own circulating parathyroid hormone, leading to an increase in bone formation and an improvement in bone mineral balance, according to a new study released today at ENDO 2006, the 88th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society.
High blood phosphorus concentration triggers various complications caused by phosphorous interaction with blood calcium or parathyroid hormones, and makes patients more prone to calcium deposition in soft tissues such as the coronary arteries, increasing the risk of ischemic heart disease.
Anabolic agents such as parathyroid hormones (PTHs) capable of increasing bone mineral density (BMD), restoring skeletal structure, and curtailing fracture risk hold an edge over traditional antiresorptive therapies.
Protein Delivery's leading drugs in development include oral insulin for the treatment of diabetes, oral calcitonin and parathyroid hormones for treating osteoporosis, and several drugs targeted to the brain for central nervous system disorders.
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