Parathyroid Glands

Location and close-up view of the parathyroid glands

The parathyroid glands are four tiny glands located on the back of the thyroid gland, which is in the neck. They make parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH helps control the amount of calcium in the body.

Current as of: July 28, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Parathyroid Glands