calcium metabolism


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calcium metabolism

A general term referring to the constellation of ionic checks and balances which maintain Ca2+ homeostasis in the body.

calcium metabolism

The constellation of ionic checks & balances that maintain Ca2+ homeostasis in the blood and tissues. See Calcium.
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One clinical study in humans is under way to assess the effects of soy isoflavones on calcium metabolism, including kinetics.
PTH is synthesized by the parathyroid gland and is the key hormone that regulates calcium metabolism.
However, if you're taking such medications as thyroid hormone, iron supplements, or tetracycline, check with your doctor to see if these may interfere with calcium metabolism.
Calcium metabolism is governed, in part, by the vitamin D endocrine system and the vitamin.
Calcium metabolism is the second vital factor to maintain correct feed intakes.
Increasingly health professionals are becoming aware of the numerous roles that Vitamin D plays in the body, particularly in regard to bone health, calcium metabolism, metabolic and immune health.
Metformin has also been found to interfere with calcium metabolism, which can affect B12 absorption, so calcium supplements are also recommended for metformin patients.
To the Editor: Alterations in calcium metabolism have been reported in hypertensive patients and animal models.
Baldassano noted that Depakote reduces calcium absorption from the gut but may also have direct effects on calcium metabolism in bone.
Cigarettes shrink blood vessels, promoting poor circulation, and alcohol also interferes with calcium metabolism.
In Chapter 5, the roles of vitamin D3, parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, estrogen, and prostaglandins in regulating calcium metabolism are discussed.