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1. Calcitonin
A hormone which is released by the thyroid and parathyroid glands when the levels of calcium compounds in the blood are too high. The hormone acts to reduce the levels of calcium and phosphate.

2. Calcitonin
Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by a type of cells in the thyroid gland. (Calcitonin is different from the thyroid hormone thyroxine ). Calcitonin is a small peptide of 32 amino acids. It functions to lower the circulating calcium and phosphate levels. Its secretion is controlled via feedback inhibition by calcium levels.

3. Calcitonin
A hormone produced by the thyroid that plays a role in regulating calcium levels.

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