calcitonin


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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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The second compound lowered by CoQ10 is calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP).
In the early 1960s, evidence for the origin of calcitonin from the thyroid was provided by Hirsch and Foster.
The monoclonal detection antibody (14A2 von HyTest) recognizes the epitope FNKF (AA16-19) of the calcitonin molecule.
However, 31% of KOA patients in one phase 3 oral calcitonin trial and 41% in the other had a baseline serum CRPM greater than 9 ng/ mL, a level that overlapped with 75% of the RA patients.
After obtaining written informed consent, we then started calcitonin administered as a nasal spray 200 UI once daily.
MTC areas were strongly positive for calcitonin, synaptophysin and chromogranin and negative for thyroglobulin.
The report provides comprehensive information on the Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (CGRP), targeted therapeutics, complete with analysis by indications, stage of development, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
Initially, we started him on subcutaneous calcitonin daily for six months.
In both cases, sections (4[micro]m) of the primary tumor and fragments of the epidural spinal metastases were submitted for immunohistochemistry (IHC) with primary antibodies specific for thyroglobulin (mouse monoclonal, clone DAK-tg6; DAKO) and calcitonin (rabbit polyclonal; DAKO).
Amylin (AMY) and salmon calcitonin (sCT) have structural similarities and belong to the calcitonin family of peptides.