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. 2012 Sep;41(3):527-56.
doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2012.04.019. Epub 2012 May 30.

Calcium Metabolism and Correcting Calcium Deficiencies

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Calcium Metabolism and Correcting Calcium Deficiencies

Ronald D Emkey et al. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. .

Abstract

Calcium is the most abundant cation in the human body, of which approximately 99% occurs in bone, contributing to its rigidity and strength. Bone also functions as a reservoir of Ca for its role in multiple physiologic and biochemical processes. This article aims to provide a thorough understanding of the absorptive mechanisms and factors affecting these processes to enable one to better appreciate an individual's Ca needs, and to provide a rationale for correcting Ca deficiencies. An overview of Ca requirements and suggested dosing regimens is presented, with discussion of various Ca preparations and potential toxicities of Ca treatment.

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