The parathyroid hormone (parathormone) is concerned with the regulation of calcium metabolism. Parathormone increases serum calcium by: a. Mobilizing calcium from bone. b. Increasing renal calcium reabsorption. c. Promoting renal conversion of vitamin D to its active metabolite calcitriol which in turn increases calcium absorption from gastrointestinal tract. d. Increasing phosphate excretion. Serum calcium regulates […]
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