from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A peptide hormone, produced by the thyroid gland in humans, that lowers plasma calcium and phosphate levels without augmenting calcium accretion. Also called thyrocalcitonin.
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- n. thyrocalcitonin
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- n. thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
calci- + ton(e) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)