calcitonin









calcitonin


noun Biochemistry.

  1. a polypeptide hormone that participates in the regulation of calcium levels in vertebrates by inhibiting loss of calcium from bone to the blood.

noun

  1. a hormone secreted by the thyroid that inhibits the release of calcium from the skeleton and prevents a build-up of calcium in the bloodAlso called: thyrocalcitonin Compare parathyroid hormone

n.

  1. A peptide hormone, produced by the thyroid gland in humans, that acts to lower plasma calcium and phosphate levels without augmenting calcium accretion.thyrocalcitonin

  1. A peptide hormone secreted by the thyroid gland that stimulates bone formation and lowers blood calcium and phosphate levels.

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