Parathyroid hormone

mammalian protein found in Homo sapiens

Parathyroid hormone is a hormone which is secreted by the parathyroid glands.[1] These hormones release calcium into the blood to raise calcium levels, making bones stronger. Too little of these hormones can result in hypoparathyroidism and too much of it can lead to hyperparathyroidism.[2]


  1. "Gene: PTH (ENSG00000152266) - Summary - Homo sapiens - Ensembl genome browser 89".
  2. Allerheiligen, DA; Schoeber, J; Houston, RE; Mohl, VK; Wildman, KM (15 April 1998). "Hyperparathyroidism". American Family Physician. 57 (8): 1795–802, 1807–8. PMID 9575320.