Calcitonin D002116

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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists [D06] » Hormones » Peptide Hormones » Calcitonin

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists [D06] » Hormones » Thyroid Hormones » Calcitonin

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins [D12] » Peptides » Neuropeptides » Calcitonin

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins [D12] » Peptides » Peptide Hormones » Calcitonin

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins [D12] » Proteins » Nerve Tissue Proteins » Neuropeptides » Calcitonin

Description

A peptide hormone that lowers calcium concentration in the blood. In humans, it is released by thyroid cells and acts to decrease the formation and absorptive activity of osteoclasts. Its role in regulating plasma calcium is much greater in children and in certain diseases than in normal adults.   MeSH

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