American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. biochemistry thyrocalcitonin
- 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)
“Rats with vagal, pelvic, hypogastric and ovarian neurectomies exhibited a marked decrease in calcitonin gene-related peptide-immunoreactive nerves in the uterus relative to rats with pelvic, hypogastric, and ovarian neurectomies with intact vagus nerves.”
“That actually mimics the effects of these hormones, or calcitonin, which is a non-sex hormone that increases bone mass in the spine.”
“It provides a definite fingerprint and time stamp for different species, and researchers make use of similarities between species to create novel treatments ... such as calcitonin from salmon for human use.”
“Recent 2009 clinical guidelines by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network suggest thyroidectomy by age 5 years in patients with MEN2A and FMTC, though it can be deferred until an abnormal stimulated plasma calcitonin level is detected in individuals with certain low-risk mutations.”
“It can be detected through a fine needle aspiration biopsy of the suspicious thyroid nodule or through the measurement of calcitonin, a blood protein that is produced by the cells that form the tumor.”
“In 2004, Goldenberg et al published results from an extensive literature search of fibromyalgia treatment trials and found no evidence for efficacy of opioids, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics, melatonin, calcitonin, thyroid hormone, guaifenesin, dehydroepiandrosterone or magnesium.”
“For example, growth hormone production diminishes at age 30; by 40 women begin to lose estrogen and men testosterone; then we lose DHEA, progesterone, parathyroid hormone, and calcitonin.”
“To the contrary, Armour and any other prescription desiccated thyroid gives patients exactly what their own thyroids would be giving them: T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin.”
“Natural desiccated thyroid contains exactly what your thyroid would be making: T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin.www. stopthethyroidmadness.com”
“My guy spiked 14 on admission, and has been on calcitonin ever since.”
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