struvite


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Related to struvite: Magnesium Ammonium Phosphate

struvite

[′strü‚vīt]
(mineralogy)
Mg(NH4)PO4·6H2O A colorless to yellow or pale-brown mineral consisting of a hydrous ammonium magnesium phosphate, and occurring in orthorhombic crystals; hardness is 2 on Mohs scale, and specific gravity is 1.7.
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To prevent phosphate and struvite stones, urine should be rendered acidified with moderate intake of proteins (White meat, sardines and dairy products).
Made of magnesium ammonium phosphate, struvite crystals are usually found in clean urine.
A total of five treatments consisting of three (3) fecal matter organic fertilizers (struvite, compost, and cow manure), inorganic fertilizer, Diammonium phosphate (DAP) and an untreated control were evaluated.
Analysis of the stone showed a struvite stone with ammonium magnesium phosphate crystals, with degraded epithelial cells and leukocytes.
Under these conditions, Mg can be used to precipitate struvite (MgNH4PO4 ?
The types of crystals varied in different species which included struvite (Fig.
Most, around 85 percent, of urinary stones are made up of calcium, the rest consist of struvite, uric acid, and cystine.
Struvite stones are thought to form in the presence of urease producing bacteria that create an environment favoring the formation of magnesium ammonium phosphate.
Guidetti, "Nutraceutical approach for struvite uroliths management in cats," International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine, vol.
For prevention of calcium phosphate and struvite stones, urine should be acidified.