calcitonin calcitonin

Definition(s):

  • (n) thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone

Usage(s):

  • Some physicians also prescribe testosterone supplements for patients with low testosterone levels, and calcitonin, a drug that slows bone loss.

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /