Parathyroid Hormone Physiology

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) acts to raise blood calcium levels via its action on 3 organs. 1. The kidneys by Increased calcium reabsorption, Decreased phosphate reabsorption, Increased conversion of vitamin D to its final form – 1,25(OH) vitamin D; 2) Bones (increased resorption); 3) Intestines (increased absorption largely due to increased vitamin D in its final form).

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