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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None of the women had osteoporosis, had taken prescription medications that could affect bone or calcium metabolism in the previous three months, had any systemic or chronic disease, regularly consumed dried plums or prune juice already, or were heavy smokers.
Next, concerning the relationship between acid/alkaline balance and calcium metabolism discussed in part I, the authors provide additional data:
Fahr Syndrome must be considered for a definitive diagnosis in patients with nonspecific neuropsychiatric symptoms and accompanying calcium metabolism disorders in order to control serious morbidity and complications because of neurological damage.
Fish liver and fish oil is the main source of Vitamin D which is crucial for the development of bone in children as well as for absorption and calcium metabolism.
Metastatic pulmonary calcification is a well-recognized complication of ESRD secondary to abnormal calcium metabolism.
Studies in calcium metabolism in infants with intrauterine growth retardation.
The calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) is a class C Gprotein-coupled receptor that plays a pivotal role in systemic calcium metabolism by regulating parathyroid hormone secretion and urinary Ca excretion.
Relationship of animal protein-rich diet to kidney stone formation and calcium metabolism.
The aim of our present study is to analyze calcium metabolism and calciuria in postmenopausal women with osteoporotic fracture and without renal stones compared to women without osteoporosis and without renal stones.
Steroid metabolism was assessed after injection of ACTH at weeks 4 and 8, in addition to calcium metabolism evaluation using serum calcium, 24 hour urinary calcium excretion, and urine calcium: creatinine ratio measurements.
In RML associated with AKI, calcium metabolism follows a characteristic biphasic pattern.
Disorders of calcium metabolism are usually associated with alterations of phosphorus (as inorganic phosphate).