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Why do osteoblasts deposit Ca2+ in bones while in the presence of Calcitonins? I thought that Calcitonins decrease the amount of calcium levels
 

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osteoblasts build bone thus require Ca2+ which is supplied by calcitonin ( which tones down Ca2+ in blood)
osteoclasts break bone with PTH ( increases Ca2+ levels in blood). I mean PTH indirectly stimulates osteoclasts to break bone in order to increase Ca2+ levels in blood
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Why do osteoblasts deposit Ca2+ in bones while in the presence of Calcitonins? I thought that Calcitonins decrease the amount of calcium levels

The answer is in your question - Yes calcitonin will decrease the Ca++ levels (in the blood). When Ca++ is deposited into bone, it has to come from somewhere (blood). So Ca++ goes out of the blood and into bones. That's why blood Ca++ levels go down.
 
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