Reduction of feeding in rats by calcitonin

Allen S Levine, John E. Morley

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Administration of parenteral and intracerebroventricular calcitonin resulted in supression of stress-induced and spontaneous eating in rats. Calcitonin also reversed calcium chloride-induced eating and reduced 45Ca2+-uptake in a hypothalamic explant system. The mechanism of calcitonin-induced food suppression may be related to an alteration in calcium flux by neuronal tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 5 1981


  • appetite
  • calcitonin
  • calcium
  • feeding
  • stress-induced eating


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