Parathyroid glands

Parathyroid glands (glandulae parathyroideae) are located on the back of the lateral lobes of thyroid gland and are small oval-shaped cells. Their mass is only 0.05-0.09, the outside covered with gland capsule. Parenchyma of the glands form epithelial cells, which are separated by layers formed by connective tissue processes, traveling from the capsule.

List of Abbreviations

a., aa. — arteria, arteriae (artery, the artery)

lig., ligg. — ligamentum, ligamenta (ligament, the ligaments)

m., mm. — musculus, musculi (muscle, the muscle)

n., nn. — nervus, nervi (nerve, the nerve)

r., rr. — ramus, rami (branch)

s. — seu (or)

v., vv. — vena, venae (vienna)