Calcitonin

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Calcitonin is a 32 residue polypeptide hormone synthesized primarily in the thyroid and is able to decrease blood calcium levels by enhancement of calcium excretion from the kidney as well as direct inhibition of mediated bone reabsorption[1].

References

  1. Masi, Laura, and Maria Luisa Brandi. “Calcitonin and Calcitonin Receptors.” Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism 4.2 (2007): 117–122. Print.

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