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Parathyroid hormone molecule. Computer model showing the structure of parathyroid hormone (PTH), or parathormone. Atoms are colour-coded (carbon: grey, hydrogen: white, oxygen: red, nitrogen: blue, and sulphur: yellow). PTH is secreted by the parathyroid glands in the neck. It acts to regulate the concentration of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
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