hypercalcitonism

hypercalcitonism

a state in which a high blood calcitonin level is maintained because of abnormalities in the secretion of calcitonin. May be caused by a chronic overfeeding of calcium or functional medullary (C cell) thyroid neoplasms. Leads to a persistent hypocalcemia, arrested bone resorption and osteosclerosis. See also c cell tumors.

nutritional secondary hypercalcitonism
caused in ruminants by a prolonged high-calcium diet, of three to five times the recommended intake, and results in a blocking of normal bone resorption and the development of osteopetrosis and ankylosing spondylosis.
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Bone changes in these pups were due to injudicious supplementation of calcium and ascribed to secondary hypercalcitonism of dietary origin.
Hipercalcemia, hypercalcitonism, and arterial calcification in rabbits fed a diet containing excessive vitamin D and calcium.