Thyrocalcitonin: Evidence for release in a spontaneous hypocalcemic disorder
Thyrocalcitonin content of thyroid gland extracts from normal postparturient cows was 3.9 times greater than in cows with postparturient paresis. The parafollicular cells in diseased cows were less numerous and appeared to have discharged their secretory products. An abrupt release of thyrocalcitonin near parturition may be related to the development of the hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia in this disorder.
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Capen, C., & Young, D. (1967). Thyrocalcitonin: Evidence for release in a spontaneous hypocalcemic disorder. Science, 157 (3785), 205-206. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.157.3785.205