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Parathyroid hormone stimulates _______.

  1. a. bone breakdown
  2. b. bone deposition
  3. c. red blood cell formation
  4. d. muscle contraction

Summary Introduction

Introduction: A type of hormone produced by the parathyroid gland that functions in bone remodeling is called as parathyroid hormone. It can also act as an important regulator of the blood calcium.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

The parathyroid hormone can act as an important regulator of the blood calcium with the help of bones, kidneys, and intestine. When this hormone encourages the release of calcium ions into the bloodstream, it increases the destruction of bones and thus decreases the newborn formation.

Option a. is given as “bone breakdown”.

The parathyroid hormone can function in the regulation of the blood calcium. It helps in the breakdown of the bone matrix that is rich in calcium ions by increasing the calcium ions concentration in the blood.

Hence, the correct answer is option a.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option b. is given as “bone deposition”.

The bone deposition is stimulated by the sex hormone and growth hormone...

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