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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Calcitonin (Miacalcin, Fortical) is a synthetic hormone used for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at least 5 years past menopause.
Calcitonin (Calcimar, Miacalcin), a natural hormone given as a nasal spray, may help relieve pain from spinal compression fractures, but is not very effective at preventing fractures, and plays a limited role in osteoporosis treatment.
Several types of medications, including calcitonin (Miacalcin), raloxifene (Evista), teriparatide (Forteo) and bisphosphonates (Actonel, Fosamax, ibandronate), are effective in preventing and/or treating osteoporosis.
Miacalcin, a compound similar to salmon calcitonin which consisted of a
Other options for painful vertebral fractures include calcitonin (Calcimar, Miacalcin), a hormone that can prevent further bone loss and reduce the pain; bracing; pain management approaches; and anti-osteoporosis medications.
"Your prescription is for Miacalcin," he told JoAnn.
Severe hypogonadism can cause hot flashes, and other factors can produce symptoms that mimic them: thyroid disorders, alcohol abuse and use of medications such as niacin, nitroglycerin, nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) and calcitonin (Calcimar, Miacalcin).
Current therapies available include alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel), teriparatide (Forteo), ibandronate (Boniva), and calcitonin (Fortical, Miacalcin, Calcimar).
* Osteoporosis treatment derived from salmon is FDA-approved and marketed as Miacalcin.