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Calcitonin

"Calcitonin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A peptide hormone that lowers calcium concentration in the blood. In humans, it is released by thyroid cells and acts to decrease the formation and absorptive activity of osteoclasts. Its role in regulating plasma calcium is much greater in children and in certain diseases than in normal adults.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Calcitonin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Calcitonin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 148 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2011 and 2015
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