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What does increased Ca++ do to Calcitonin?

Increased synthesis of Calcitonin

32

What is the effect of Calcitonin in bone?

Inhibition of bone resorption

*****Opposite of PTH and Calcitriol

33

What is the effect of Calcitonin in the kidney?

Increases urinary Ca++ excretion

*****Opposite of PTH and Calcitriol

34

What is the effect of Calcitonin on serum Ca++?

Decreased serum Ca++

35

Clinically, how can Calcitonin be utilized?

Treatment of osteoporosis/ prevention of hypercalcemia in malignancy

*Note that high or low Calcitonin is not directly implicated in any disease state/disorder

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What does Calcistat refer to?

Multiorgan calcium homestasis