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Calcitonin

Calcitonin

(Science: protein) a polypeptide hormone produced by c cells of the thyroid that causes a reduction of calcium ions in the blood.


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Growth and Thyroid Hormone

... e of protein synthesis and osteoblast activity? 2) Also, I was mixing up the function of thyroid and parathyroid hormones. Does thyroid secrete calcitonin to lower blood levels and parathyroid secrete calcium/phosphates to raise blood levels? Ty, any help would be appreciated.

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by reyrey389
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:26 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Growth and Thyroid Hormone
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nails and large lunulae

... base of the nail) suggests an overactive thyroid, while the absence of a lunula can mean an under-active thyroid. The thyroid produces the hormone calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis. Please read the following paragraph: Primarily calcium is regulated by the actions of Vitamin ...

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by jackson6612
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:22 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: nails and large lunulae
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Hypothalamin hormones

sorry for duble posting but Doc...What is the function of calcitonin? It is alright now...i already know it! It works in opposite with PTH secreted by parathyroid glands. OK. 8)

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by Dr.Stein
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:25 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hypothalamin hormones
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Views: 9359

Hypothalamin hormones

sorry for duble posting but Doc...What is the function of calcitonin? It is alright now...i already know it!

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by Amrik
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:19 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hypothalamin hormones
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The Fiber Disease

... spinal cord dorsal horn. Stimulation of the nerves also leads to the release of “proinflammatory” substances from peripheral nerve endings. The Calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P (SP) are two neuropeptides that are present in C- and A-fibre afferents and that are released ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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