calcium metabolism

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calcium metabolism

[′kal·sē·əm mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(biochemistry)
Biochemical and physiological processes involved in maintaining the concentration of calcium in plasma at a constant level and providing a sufficient supply of calcium for bone mineralization.
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Calcium homeostasis acid-base balance, and health status in periparturient Holstein cows fed diets with low cation-anion difference.
After surgery, normal calcium homeostasis is restored to the fetus and the risk of hypocalcemia in the neonatal period is virtually eliminated.
In this perspective, the above studies provide significant novel information regarding the role of mitochondrial impairment in the different regions of brain in aging and a better understanding of mitochondrial calcium homeostasis and its alteration as a function of age.
The researchers assessed the relative importance of calcium intake and serum levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D for maintaining calcium homeostasis in a study of 944 healthy white residents of Iceland.
Membrane depolarization allows opening of voltage-operated calcium channels resulting in a disruption of normal regulation of neuronal calcium homeostasis.
Despite differences in etiology, the deregulation of calcium homeostasis consistently appears as the underlying mechanism of neuronal loss and dysfunction in growing old and in age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and other dementias.
Background: The traditional Chinese medicine Praeruptorin c (Pra-c) has many physiological and pharmacological effects, including antagonistic effects on blood pressure and calcium levels, maintenance of cellular calcium homeostasis, and improved cardiac systolic and diastolic function.
For postoperative surveillance, check calcium homeostasis laboratory tests every 6 months for the first 2 years and then annually after malabsorptive surgery and possibly after any bariatric surgery.
In addition to PTH, calcitonin also has a role in calcium homeostasis.
Vitamin D functions to maintain calcium homeostasis together with two peptide hormones, calcitonin and parathyroid hormone (PTH).
Physiological concentrations of thyroid hormone do not direct calcium homeostasis, but high concentrations often produce important perturbations.