name: calcitonin binding
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def: "Binding to calcitonin, a peptide hormone responsible for reducing serum calcium levels by inhibiting osteoclastic bone reabsorption and promoting renal calcium excretion. It is synthesized and released by the C cells of the thyroid." [GOC:ecd]
is_a: GO:0097644 ! calcitonin family binding
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