Calcitonin is a hormone produced by the human body. Its primary function is to regulate calcium balance in the blood. Calcitonin helps regulate calcium and phosphate levels in the blood, enabling normal functioning of muscles and nerves, and it also has an important role in the development and maintenance of strong bones. It is produced in response to a rise in the levels of calcium in the blood, resulting in an inhibition of calcium release from the bones, thus preventing blood calcium levels from becoming too high. Calcitonin also has important implications in the treatment of certain diseases, particularly those related to abnormal levels of calcium in the blood, and it has been used in the treatment of osteoporosis. In this capacity, it helps to slow down or even stop the progression of bone loss, allowing for the development of stronger bones.

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