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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.

Year introduced: 1974,1966-1967

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.699.150, D06.472.931.052, D12.644.400.095, D12.644.548.150, D12.776.631.650.095

MeSH Unique ID: D002116

Registry Number: 9007-12-9

Entry Terms:

  • Calcitrin
  • Thyrocalcitonin
  • Calcitonin(1-32)
  • Ciba 47175-BA
  • Ciba 47175 BA
  • Ciba 47175BA
  • Eel Calcitonin
  • Calcitonin, Eel

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