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Calcitonin

Descriptions of Calcitonin

Calcitonin: A hormone formed by the C cells of the thyroid gland. It helps maintain a healthy level of calcium in the blood. When the calcium level is too high, calcitonin lowers it.
Source: National Institute of Health

Calcitonin: a peptide hormone secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland in response to hypercalcemia, which lowers blood calcium and phosphate by promoting renal excretion; chemotherapy for Paget's disease and severe hypercalcemia.
Source: Diseases Database

Calcitonin : a peptide hormone secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland in response to hypercalcemia, which lowers blood calcium and phosphate by promoting renal excretion; chemotherapy for Paget's disease and severe hypercalcemia.
Source: CRISP

Calcitonin : A test that measures levels of calcitonin hormone in the blood.

Summary Information: Calcitonin

Calcitonin: Calcitonin is one of the thyroid hormones, chemical substances that play a big role in regulating many of the body's processes. Calcitonin is plays a role in proper balance of calcium and phosphate in the body. When the blood has too much calcium, called hypercalcemia, calcitonin is secreted and helps to move excessive calcium from the blood into the bones. Calcitonin works in opposition with the parathyroid hormone.

Conditions that can afflict calcitonin include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, iodine deficiency, goiter, Grave's disease, trauma, and hypopituitarism.

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