Calcium plays an important role in several body functions, including muscle contractions, enzyme function, and nerve conduction. Calcium is stored in the bones. Calcium levels in the blood are regulated by two hormones produced by the four parathyroid glands, glands located adjacent to the thyroid gland in the neck. These hormones include the following:
Disorders affecting calcium metabolism require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.
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People who play basketball, volleyball, soccer, or football, or who ski are most likely to injure their ACLs when they slow down, pivot or land after a jump.
Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism, in which the child's arms and legs are short in proportion to body length.