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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Calcitonin: Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland and is involved in the regulation of serum calcium and phosphorus levels. Ironically its role is ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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None!: Hi. Ha! That was easy! In humans, it's a superfluous hormone. In medullary thyroid cancer, it's useful as a tumor marker, and that's ALL it's good for ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Dr knecht: gave a good information on calcitonin. However Calcitonin has some utility in osteoporosis of the spine especially if phosphates like alendronate are ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
33 years experience Endocrinology
It's for bones.: Calcitonin is a hormone in our bodies which helps regulate calcium levels. It is producd in c-cells (appropriately enough!), which are scattered thro ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Ca and calcitonin: Calcitonin is made in the thyroid and works opposite to PTH. It lowers blood Ca by inhibiting gut absorption, inhibiting release from bones. But calc ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Calcitonin: For starters please go online and look for an article or two - not a difficult one to understand - that discusses Calcitonin at a level you will under ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Hormone from thyroid: Calcitonin is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland which is distinct from thyroxine, the main hormone of the thyroid . It helps control the breakd ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Nothing: There is nothing which specifically increases the effectiveness of calcitonin. A second osteopororsis drug would add to the effect but not increases ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Nothing: In humans, an elevated calcitonin has no physiological effect (just as loss of calcitonin in thyroidectomy has no physiologic effect). See a doctor to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Acts on bone: Calcitonin is a hormone made in the thyroid gland and released into the blood. . Its main action is to reduce the activity of bone cells which break ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thyroid: A special part of the thyroid gland (c-cells) makes calcitonin. It acts to reduce calcium in the blood stream. Its level drop after thyroid surgery. ... Read More

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