thyrocalcitonin


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Related to thyrocalcitonin: thyroxine, triiodothyronine, parathyroid hormone

thy·ro·cal·ci·to·nin

 (thī′rō-kăl′sĭ-tō′nĭn)

thyrocalcitonin

(ˌθaɪrəʊˌkælsɪˈtəʊnɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) another name for calcitonin
[C20: from thyro- + calcitonin]
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Noun1.thyrocalcitonin - 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
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Direct measurement of in vivo secretion of pig thyrocalcitonin by radioimmunoassay.
Jr The syndrome of excessive thyrocalcitonin produced by medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.
Thyrocalcitonin flows into the bloodstream and attracts calcium to the bone, thus reducing serum calcium.