Parathyroid Glands

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Parathyroid Glands

Location and close-up view of the parathyroid glands

The parathyroid glands are four tiny glands located on the back of the thyroid gland, which is in the neck. They make parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH helps control the amount of calcium in the body.

Current as of: March 31, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Matthew I. Kim MD - Endocrinology