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Anatomy, Histology, and Ultrastructure, Parathyroid, Syrian Hamster

  • Birgit Kittel
  • Heinrich Ernst
  • Kenji Kamino
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)

Abstract

In hamsters, as in rats and mice, only one pair of parathyroids is present. The oval or lens-shaped organs are small and variable in size (0.7-1 mm x 0.3-0.5 mm; Michel 1957; Pour 1983b) and usually located at the anteriolateral margin of the thyroid gland (Fig. 354). In the Syrian hamster Mesocricetus auratus major parts of the glands are frequently surrounded by thyroid tissue, and they are therefore difficult to detect grossly. In some instances the parathyroids of Syrian hamsters possess a slender “tail” which extends laterally and caudally into the thyroid (Pour 1983b).

Keywords

Thyroid Gland Parathyroid Gland Secretory Granule Thyroid Tissue Syrian Hamster 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Birgit Kittel
    • 1
  • Heinrich Ernst
    • 2
  • Kenji Kamino
    • 3
  1. 1.Abt. ToxikologieBASF AGLudwigshafenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Aerosol ResearchHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Hannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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