Reversible diminished calcitonin secretion in the rat during chronic hypercalcemia.

A transient increase in serum calcitonin (CT) concentration is induced by an acute iv calcium (Ca) load, whereas in the chronic hypercalcemic state, serum CT levels, as well as CT content of the thyroid, are equivocal. The secretion of CT was tested in three models of hypercalcemia in rats: tumor induced by the hypercalcemic Walker carcinosarcoma 256 (HWCS… CONTINUE READING