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Parathyroid Disorders

  • By: Anil Seetharam
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Humans generally have four small parathyroid glands embedded behind their thyroid gland in the neck. Although this is the most common anatomic location, the parathyroid glands can be found in variable places in the neck. The primary function of the parathyroid ...

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