Average number of parathyroid glands

Value 4 glands Range: 1-12 glands
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Snyder WS, Cook MJ, Nasset ES, Karhausen LR, Howells GP, Tipton IH. Report of the Task Group on Reference Man. Oxford, United Kingdom: Pergamon Press, 1975. International commission on radiological protection, ICRP Publication 23, link p.201 top sentence
Primary Source [24] Anson, Barry J. (editor), Morris" Human Anatomy 12th edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966. pp. 1550-1
Comments P.201 top sentence: "The average number of parathyroid glands is four, but the range is from 1-12 (primary source, pp. 1550-1)."
Entered by Uri M
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