calcitonin definition

  • noun:
    • A peptide hormone, created by the thyroid gland in humans, that lowers plasma calcium and phosphate levels without augmenting calcium accretion. Also called thyrocalcitonin.
    • thyrocalcitonin
    • thyroid hormones that will lower the amount of calcium in the bloodstream plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
    • A peptide hormones, produced by the thyroid gland in humans, that lowers plasma calcium and phosphate amounts without enhancing calcium accretion. Also known as thyrocalcitonin.
    • thyrocalcitonin
    • thyroid hormone that tends to decrease the amount of calcium in blood plasma and restrict resorption of bone tissue

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