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The parathyroid glands are smaa endocrine glands in the neck o humans an ither tetrapods that produce parathyroid hormone.

Parathyroid glands
Parathyroid es.svg
Diagram shawin structurs in the human neck. The fower green shadit auries represent the maist common poseetion o the parathyroid glands, which are generally fower in nummer an situatit behind the lateral lobes o the thyroid gland (shadit orange).
Illu thyroid parathyroid.jpg
Thyroid an parathyroids as viewed frae the back o the neck
Details
Precursorneural crest mesenchyme an third an fowert pharyngeal pouch endoderm
SystemEndocrine
Arterysuperior thyroid artery, inferior thyroid artery,
Veinsuperior thyroid vein, middle thyroid vein, inferior thyroid vein,
Nervemiddle cervical ganglion, inferior cervical ganglion
Lymphpretracheal, prelaryngeal, jugulodigastric lymph nodes
Identifiers
Laitinglandula parathyreoidea inferior, glandula parathyreoidea superior
MeSHA06.407.560
Dorlands
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g_06
TAA11.4.00.001
FMA13890
Anatomical terminology