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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.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Calcitonin" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Calcitonin" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 19 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2010 and 2012
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