calcitonin

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Calcitonin

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From calci- +‎ tonic +‎ -in.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

calcitonin (countable and uncountable, plural calcitonins)

  1. (biochemistry) A polypeptide hormone secreted by the thyroid gland that has the effect of lowering blood calcium.
  2. (pharmacology) A synthetic or recombinant form of calcitonin used to treat Paget disease of bone and postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]