Metabolic bone diseases

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Parathyroid and calcium homeostasis

Calcium is an essential ion that is regulated in the body very tightly so that essential bodily functions are not affected by lack or excess of this vital element. Calcium that is present in the diet is absorbed in the gut in the presence of Vitamin D, and whose expression is monitored constantly through receptors which feed this information to the four tiny brown glands embedded into the thyroid gland in the neck. Parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone, which is...