Click to flip

C
H
O
O
S
E

T
O
P
I
C

Choose a topic

Click to flip

C
H
O
O
S
E

T
O
P
I
C

Choose a topic


Parathyroid gland secretes which hormone

parathyroid hormone

what is the function of parathyroid hormone

parathyroid hormone increases blood level of calcium ions

when is parathyroid hormone released from the parathyroid gland?

It is released when calcium ion levels in the blood drop below a set point

How does the parathyroid hormone increase calcium ions in the blood?

PTH stimulates the osteoclasts to break down the calcium containing bone matrix to release free calcium ions into the bloodstream

what is the effect of parathyroid hormone on the kidneys?

PTH triggers the kidneys to return calcium ions filtered out of the blood back to the bloodstream so that it is conserved