Definition of Calcitonin

1. Noun. Thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone.

Exact synonyms: Thyrocalcitonin
Generic synonyms: Thyroid Hormone



Definition of Calcitonin

1. Noun. (hormone) thyrocalcitonin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calcitonin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Calcitonin

1. A polypeptide hormone produced by C cells of the thyroid that causes a reduction of calcium ions in the blood. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcitonin

calcipexis
calciphilia
calciphilous
calciphobous
calciphylaxis
calciphyte
calciphytes
calciprivia
calciprivic
calcisponge
calcisponges
calcite
calcites
calcitetrol
calcitic
calcitonin (current term)
calcitonin gene-related peptide
calcitonins
calcitration
calcitrations
calcitriol
calcitroic acid
calcitropic
calcium
calcium-40
calcium-42
calcium-43
calcium-44
calcium-45
calcium-46

Literary usage of Calcitonin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"However, few studies of the chronic regulation of calcitonin secretion have been reported. To pursue this, we have evaluated the effect of age, sex, ..."

2. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"The limits to exercise-induced increases in bone mass and the levels of activity required to maintain training effects need to be established. calcitonin ..."

3. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by National Research Council (2006)
"Replacing thyroid hormone (but not calcitonin) in thyroidectomized pigs eliminated the retarding effect of fluoride, suggesting that the effect involved the ..."

4. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Esquerda, JE; Ciutat, D.; and Cornelia, JX Absence of histochemical immunoreactivity to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in spinal cord motoneurons ..."

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