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Pronunciation: par'o-tin

Definition: A globulin obtained from parotid glands that causes hypocalcemia, has effects on mesenchymal tissues, produces first leukopenia and then leukocytosis, and promotes calcification of dentin.

Synonym(s): salivary gland hormone

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