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cal·ci·to·nin

 (kăl′sĭ-tō′nĭn)
n.
A peptide hormone, secreted by the thyroid gland in humans or produced synthetically, that lowers plasma calcium and phosphate levels without augmenting calcium accretion and is used therapeutically to treat diseases such as osteoporosis. Also called thyrocalcitonin.

calcitonin

(ˌkælsɪˈtəʊnɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a hormone secreted by the thyroid that inhibits the release of calcium from the skeleton and prevents a build-up of calcium in the blood. Also called: thyrocalcitonin Compare parathyroid hormone
[C20: from calci- + ton(ic) + -in]

cal•ci•to•nin

(ˌkæl sɪˈtoʊ nɪn)

n.
a thyroid hormone involved in regulating calcium levels in the blood.
[1960–65; calci- + tone + -in1]

calcitonin

A hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It lowers the calcium level in blood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcitonin - thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
thyroid hormone - any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
Translations
calcitonina

cal·ci·to·nin

n. calcitonina, hormona segregada por la tiroides que estimula el transporte del calcio de la sangre a los huesos.

calcitonin

n calcitonina
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