calcitonin


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calcitonin

[kal·sə′tō·nən]
(biochemistry)
A polypeptide, calcium-regulating hormone produced by the ultimobranchial bodies in vertebrates. Also known as thyrocalcitonin.
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The report reviews key players involved in Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (CGRP) targeted therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects
Calcitonin treatment is infrequently used in the management of Paget's disease.
Salmon calcitonin is an analogue of human calcitonin that's 30- to 50-fold more potent in suppressing the resorption of osteoclasts.
5% increase m the oral calcitonin group, which was significantly greater than the 0.
He also received three days of calcitonin and suffered mild nausea on the first day only (he was the only patient who received a second antiemetic).
In our study, the upper limit of the reference interval in healthy males was similar to that recommended by the manufacturers of the Liaison calcitonin assay; however, the upper limit for healthy females is twice the manufacturer's recommended value of 5.
JoAnn and I had read studies that showed calcitonin did, indeed, preserve and build bone.
The sensitivity of RET oncogene testing for MEN 2a has been reported to be as high as 97%, while pentagastrin stimulation of calcitonin might be only half as sensitive.
Combined with the 1998 issuance of a broad patent covering our calcitonin manufacturing technology, we have created a formidable proprietary position for our oral product", said Warren P.
The other approved treatment for osteoporosis depends on injections of a hormone called calcitonin.
Calcitonin has been observed to have an analgesic effect on painful bone conditions.