n. an endocrine hormone produced by the thyroid gland and its parafollicular cells. It participates in the metabolism of both calcium and phosphorus (into phosphate), specifically by promoting their reabsorption into bone tissue.

CALCITONIN: "Calcitonin regulates the concentration of calcium and phosphate in the blood."
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