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parathyroid


He’s getting injections of parathyroid hormone to help rebuild bone.
  relating to four pea size glands that regulate the use of calcium and phosphorus and which are located behind the thyroid gland
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parathyroid parathyroids
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  • He’s getting injections of parathyroid hormone to help rebuild bone.
  • Still, she did wish that George Edzel’s ears weren’t quite so big (perhaps he’d been given just a spot too much parathyroid at Metre 328?).
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
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Associated words [difficulty]:   parathyroid , thymus [9]
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