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Am J Med Sci. 1978 Mar-Apr;275(2):159-64.

Calcitonin in thyroidectomized patients.


Hypothyroid patients with total or near-total thyroidectomy were found to have detectable immunoreactive calcitonin in the serum and urine. These findings suggest that human calcitonin may be secreted by extrathyroidal tissues.

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