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Calcitonin: a general survey.

Authors
  • Queener, S F
  • Bell, N H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Metabolism
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1975
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
555–567
Identifiers
PMID: 1167927
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Since the initial discovery of calcitonin, a considerable amount of information has been obtained concerning structure, function, secretion, and effects of the hormone from a number of species. The purpose of the present report is to review the studies of structure and function, the factors that influence secretion and synthesis, and the effects and mechanism of action of calcitonin. The clinical uses of the hormone and syndromes of calcitonin excess are discu,sed.

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