Flashcards in Parathyroid Gland Deck (6)
What is the major function of the parathyroid glands
Calcium Homeostasis which is essential to life
What is the "normal" number of parathyroid glands in the average person?
Four, although anywhere from two to six are seen in the population
What is the location of the parathyroid glands?
on the posterior surface of the thyroid gland
What is the blood supply to the parathyroid glands?
1) Inferior Thyroid Artery
2) Superior Thyroid Artery
What is the nerve innervation of the parathyroid glands?
Inferior and middle cervical sympathetic ganglion