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do calcitonin and calcitriol do the same thing?

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Dr. Tamer Yacoub
Endocrinology 34 years experience
They are different: Calcitonin is a hormone that helps regulate calcium, it is also used for treatment of Osteoporosis by decreasing bone resorption ( bone thinning). Calcitriol is the active form of Vitamin D that helps to improve calcium absorption from the gut.

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