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Which describes the medical use of calcitonin?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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 througout the thyroid gland. Calcitonin is useful in the treatment of osteporosis, particularly after a vertebral fracture, which can be quite painful. Nasally-inhaled calcitonin has pain-reducing properties which can be a big help with pain control.

In brief: 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 througout the thyroid gland. Calcitonin is useful in the treatment of osteporosis, particularly after a vertebral fracture, which can be quite painful. Nasally-inhaled calcitonin has pain-reducing properties which can be a big help with pain control.
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
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