What is Miacalcin?

Calcitonin (also known as thyrocalcitonin) is a 32-amino acid linear polypeptide hormone that is produced in humans primarily by the parafollicular cells (also known as C-cells) of the thyroid, and in many other animals in the ultimobranchial body. It acts to reduce blood calcium (Ca2+), opposing the effects of parathyroid hormone (PTH).

Calcitonin has been found in fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Its importance in humans has not been as well established as its importance in other animals, as its function is usually not significant in the regulation of normal calcium homeostasis. It belongs to the calcitonin-like protein family.

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My mother is diagnosed with Ostoporasis.

Please suggest some medicine for her.

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my grand mother is 83 years old,,suffering lower back pain..She is also getting pain,so that she is unable to stand.

on 27/10/2012..She had went...

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As per the doctor's comments, her spine shows severe degenerative changes. The raised alkaline phosphatase...

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