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BIO202 - Ch 16 - Parathyroid Gland - Marieb/Hoehn - RioSalado - AZ

The number of parathyroid glands __. Are usually 4, but varies from 1 to another with 8 having been reported.
The __ cells of the parathyroid glands secrete PTH. Chief
What is the single most important hormone controlling calcium balance? PTH - Parathyroid hormone - parathormone
PTH release is triggered by? Falling blood Ca2+
Bones w/a moth-eaten appearance & fracture can be caused by? Osteitis fibrosa cystica - hyperparathyroidism
Hypercalcemia can cause? Abnormal reflexes, weakness of skeleta muscles, kidney stones, Ca deposits in tissues t/o body.
Hypoparathyroidism is a deficiency of? PTH deficiency - due to removal or lack of dietary magnesium.
Hypoparathyroidism symptoms include? Muscle twitches, convulsions, respiratory paralysis
Created by: Ladystorm