Parathyroid glands (glandulae parathyroideae) are located on the back of the lateral lobes of thyroid gland and are small oval-shaped cells. Their mass is only 0.05-0.09, the outside covered with gland capsule. Parenchyma of the glands form epithelial cells, which are separated by layers formed by connective tissue processes, traveling from the capsule.
a., aa. — arteria, arteriae (artery, the artery)
lig., ligg. — ligamentum, ligamenta (ligament, the ligaments)
m., mm. — musculus, musculi (muscle, the muscle)
n., nn. — nervus, nervi (nerve, the nerve)
r., rr. — ramus, rami (branch)
s. — seu (or)
v., vv. — vena, venae (vienna)