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How calcitonin functions in the glands?
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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: 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 down bone (osteoclasts). It is sometimes used to treat osteoporosis.

In brief: 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 down bone (osteoclasts). It is sometimes used to treat osteoporosis.
Dr. Frederick Singer
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