Meaning of Calcitonin

English: Calcitonin
Hindi: कैल्‍सीटोनिन, मनुष्‍य में थाइरॉयड ग्रंथियों से उत्‍पन्‍न होने वाला एक हॉर्मोन जो कैल्सियम के चयापचय के लिए आवश्‍यक है
Type: Unknown / অজানা / अज्ञात

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Definition: 1

a polypeptide hormone that participates in the regulation of calcium levels in vertebrates by inhibiting loss of calcium from bone to the blood.

Definition: 2

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