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Author: Paul Kwan, Ph.D.
Parathyroid gland of the horse at low power
Description:Organ: Parathyroid Species: Horse. Comments: Low power micrograph of the parathyroid gland with a small portion of the thyroid also present. The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone, which maintains the normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.