calcitonin
noun Etymology: calci- + -tonin (as in serotonin) Date: 1961 a polypeptide hormone especially from the thyroid gland that lowers the level of calcium in the blood plasma — called also thyrocalcitonin

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  • Calcitonin — is a 32 amino acid linear polypeptide hormone that is produced in humans primarily by the parafollicular cells (also known as C cells) of the thyroid, and in many other animals in the ultimobranchial body.[1] It acts to reduce blood calcium… …   Wikipedia

  • Calcitonin — vom Lachs nach PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • calcitonin — calcitonin. См. тирокальцитонин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Calcitonin — Calcitonin, Peptidhormon, das bei Säugern in der Schilddrüse, bei Nichtsäugern unter den Wirbeltieren vom Ultimobranchialkörper gebildet wird; senkt den Calcium und Phosphatspiegel und wirkt als Gegenspieler des Parathormons, indem es den… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • calcitonin — [kal΄si tō′nin] n. a polypeptide hormone regulating the balance of calcium and phosphate in the blood by direct action on bone and kidney: in mammals, secreted by the thyroid …   English World dictionary

  • Calcitonin — A hormone produced by the thyroid gland that lowers the levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood and promotes the formation of bone. Bone is in a constant state of remodeling whereby old bone is removed by cells called osteoclast and new bone …   Medical dictionary

  • Calcitonin — КАЛЬЦИТОНИН ( Calcitonin ). Гормон гипокальциемического действия, вырабатываемый парафолликулярными светлыми клетками щитовидной железы и аналогичными клетками вилочковой и паращитовидных желез млекопитающих, животных и человека. По химической… …   Словарь медицинских препаратов

  • calcitonin — /kal si toh nin/, n. Biochem. a polypeptide hormone that participates in the regulation of calcium levels in vertebrates by inhibiting loss of calcium from bone to the blood. [1960 65; CALCI + TONE + IN2] * * * ▪ hormone also called… …   Universalium

  • Calcitonin — Cal|ci|to|nin [↑ Calc , ↑ ton u. ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Syn.: Thyreocalcitonin: körpereigenes Peptid Hormon aus 32 Aminosäuren, das als Gegenspieler des Parathyrins den Calciumspiegel im Blut senkt u. damit zur Biomineralisation beiträgt. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • calcitonin — thyrocalcitonin; n. a hormone, produced by C cells in the thyroid gland, that lowers the levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood. A recombinant form of calcitonin, salcatonin (Miacalcic), is given by injection to treat hypercalcaemia and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • calcitonin — A hormone formed by the C cells of the thyroid gland. It helps maintain a healthy level of calcium in the blood. When the calcium level is too high, calcitonin lowers it …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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