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    I know that the parathyroid gland has calcium sensing receptors that detect a decrease in blood calcium levels, prompting PTH release and calcitriol production, ultimately increasing Ca levels again.

    When blood calcium levels increase, the thyroid produces calcitonin. My question is: how does the thyroid know blood calcium levels have increased? Does the thyroid have calcium sensing receptors too? Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by KUO101)
    I know that the parathyroid gland has calcium sensing receptors that detect a decrease in blood calcium levels, prompting PTH release and calcitriol production, ultimately increasing Ca levels again.

    When blood calcium levels increase, the thyroid produces calcitonin. My question is: how does the thyroid know blood calcium levels have increased? Does the thyroid have calcium sensing receptors too? Thanks in advance
    That is the only thing that makes sense tbh
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    Calcium is used to trigger impulses at synapses and help SNARE-mediated vesicle fusion at membranes. Higher levels may lead to more of this in particular thyroid cells?
 
 
 
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