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Medical Term:

superior parathyroid gland


one of two parathyroid glands developing from the endoderm of the fourth pharyngeal pouch; usually located midway along the posterior border of the thyroid gland.

Synonym(s): glandula parathyroidea superiorTA, parathyroid IV

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