Calcitonin (Thyrocalcitonin)

Calcitonin (Thyrocalcitonin)

Dr. Kennedy
Calcitonin is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland that lowers the levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood and promotes the formation of bone. Calcitonin is given in hypercalcemia (high blood calcium) to lower the calcium level; in osteoporosis to increases bone density and decrease the risk of a fracture; and in Paget disease to decrease bone turnover and bone pain. Calcitonin is also called thyrocalcitonin

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