Parathyroid hormone and plasma calcium control: an editorial.

  title={Parathyroid hormone and plasma calcium control: an editorial.},
  author={Roy V. Talmage and Gayle E Lester and Philip F. Hirsch},
  journal={Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions},
  volume={1 2},
The purpose of this report is to examine the various processes by which parathyroid hormone might control the ionic calcium concentration of plasma and extracellular fluid, and to emphasize the need for study of the maintenance of plasma calcium in the absence of the parathyroid glands. The report discusses mechanisms to explain the control of extracellular calcium and proposes new approaches to the study of calcium homeostasis.