Parathyroid gland

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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
Precursor neural crest mesenchyme an third an fowert pharyngeal pouch endoderm
System Endocrine
Artery superior thyroid artery, inferior thyroid artery,
Vein superior thyroid vein, middle thyroid vein, inferior thyroid vein,
Nerve middle cervical ganglion, inferior cervical ganglion
Lymph pretracheal, prelaryngeal, jugulodigastric lymph nodes
Identifiers
Laitin glandula parathyreoidea inferior, glandula parathyreoidea superior
MeSH A06.407.560
Dorlands
/Elsevier
g_06
TA A11.4.00.001
FMA FMA:13890
Anatomical terminology

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