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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Russo, "Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP): a new target for migraine," Annual Review Pharmacology Toxicology, vol.
Differential calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and amylin binding sites in nucleus accumbens and lung: potential models for studying CGRP/amylin receptor subtypes.

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