Origin and Etymology of calcitonin
First Known Use: 1961See Words from the same year
medical Definition of calcitonin
- Calcitonin administered by means of a nasal spray is an antiresorptive agent that has limited efficacy in reducing the risk of vertebral fractures and lacks efficacy in preventing hip fracture.
- —Murray J. Favus, The New England Journal of Medicine, 18 Nov. 2010
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