Meaning of parathyroid extract

par'athy'roid ex"tract

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— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. an aqueous preparation obtained from the parathyroid gland of cattle, used in medicine chiefly in cases of parathyroid deficiency and in veterinary medicine in the treatment of tetanic convulsions.
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