Parathyroid Hormone and Calcitonin

  • John A. Thomas
  • Edward J. Keenan


The balance of endogenous calcium is maintained by the interaction of several intrinsic factors that control the remodeling of bone as well as the absorption and excretion of calcium. In general, hormonal regulation of calcium homeostasis is particularly important. Parathyroid hormone (PTH), vitamin D, and calcitonin are the principal hormones involved in modulating the distribution of endogenous calcium.


Parathyroid Hormone Parathyroid Gland Thyroid Medullary Carcinoma Serum Calcium Level Parathyroid Carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Thomas
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Edward J. Keenan
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
  1. 1.Corporate ResearchTravenol Laboratories, Inc.Round LakeUSA
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologyNorthwestern University School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyNorthwestern University School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyWest Virginia School of MedicineMorgantownUSA
  5. 5.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Illinois School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  6. 6.Department of PharmacologyRush-Presbyterian School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  7. 7.Hormone Receptor Laboratory, School of MedicineThe Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  8. 8.Department of Surgery, School of MedicineThe Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  9. 9.Department of Pharmacology, School of MedicineThe Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  10. 10.Department of Medicine (Medical Oncology), School of MedicineThe Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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