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Calcitonin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Calcitonin
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.150
D06.472.931.052
D12.644.400.095
D12.644.548.150
D12.776.631.650.095
Unique ID
D002116
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002116
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Calcitonin(1-32)
Calcitrin
Ciba 47175-BA
Eel Calcitonin
Thyrocalcitonin
Pharm Action
Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Agents
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Registry Number
9007-12-9
CAS Type 1 Name
Calcitonin
NLM Classification #
WK 202
See Also
Receptors, Calcitonin
Public MeSH Note
74,66-67; was THYROCALCITONIN 1968-73
Online Note
use CALCITONIN to search THYROCALCITONIN 1966-73
History Note
74,66-67; was THYROCALCITONIN 1968-73 & 1964-65 (Prov 1964-65)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/05/22
Calcitonin Preferred
Ciba 47175-BA Narrower
Eel Calcitonin Narrower
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