Thyrocalcitonin: Effect on Idiopathic Hypercalcemia

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Science  11 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3750, pp. 794-796
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3750.794


Identical twins having idiopathic hypercalcemia were treated with repeated doses of thyrocalcitonin extracted from porcine thyroid glands. The treatment produced a marked change in the amount of calcitum and phosphate in the plasma and in the excretion of urinary calcium.