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Calcitonin (Calcitonin, Eel) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Calcitonin, Eel; Calcitonin(1-32); Calcitrin; Ciba 47175-BA; Eel Calcitonin Show All >>

Networked: 4440 relevant articles (189 outcomes, 430 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Calcitonin is Relevant

  1. Osteoporosis : 36 outcomes 69 studies in 492 results
  2. Pain (Aches) : 30 outcomes 27 studies in 188 results
  3. Hypercalcemia (Milk Alkali Syndrome) : 16 outcomes 11 studies in 270 results
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 13 outcomes 56 studies in 769 results
  5. Neoplasm Metastasis (Metastasis) : 11 outcomes 18 studies in 209 results
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Drugs Related to Calcitonin

  1. Diphosphonates
  2. Calcium
  3. pamidronate (APD)
  4. Alendronate (Alendronate Sodium)
  5. Estrogens (Estrogen)
  6. Etidronic Acid (HEDP)
  7. Parathyroid Hormone (Parathormone)
  8. Hormones
  9. Vitamin D
  10. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
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Therapies Related to Calcitonin

  1. Thyroidectomy
  2. Hormone Replacement Therapy (Therapy, Hormone Replacement)
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  4. Ovariectomy (Oophorectomy)
  5. Transplants (Transplant)
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