Parathyroid Gland: Calcium Metabolism, Osteoclasts & PTH


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If the structure of the thyroid gland is described as a butterfly, the four, tiny spots on the butterfly wings are referred to as the _____.

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1. Why are parathyroid hormone and calcitonin considered to be antagonists of one another?

2. How does the body restore itself to normal when calcium levels are too low?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does the parathyroid gland control and how does it work? You will need to be familiar with what the parathyroid gland secretes and what it affects in order to successfully answer the questions in this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What stimulates the release of Parathyroid Hormone
  • What hormone is an antagonist to Parathyroid Hormone
  • The ability to recognize what Parathyroid Hormone does when blood calcium levels are low
  • The effect that Parathyroid Hormone has on the kidneys
  • What happens when blood calcium levels are high

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the characteristics and responsibilities of the parathyroid gland
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the thyroid in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Parathyroid Hormone and calcitonin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the balance of calcium levels in the body

Additional Learning

To learn more about this structure, review the accompanying lesson called Parathyroid Gland: Calcium Metabolism, Osteoclasts & PTH. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the thyroid gland and parathyroid gland
  • Discuss what Parathyroid Hormone is and what it does
  • Provide details about the regulation of blood calcium levels
  • Identify cells that break down and build up bone
  • Name a hormone that works in direct contrast to Parathyroid Hormone