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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
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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