calcium deficiency


Also found in: Wikipedia.

calcium deficiency

1. Acute CD–see Hypocalcemia.
2. Chronic calcium deficiency A long-term deficit of calcium, resulting in poor mineralization of bones, in adults, soft bones–osteomalacia and osteoporosis; in children, rickets, impaired growth. See Hypocalcemia.
References in periodicals archive ?
A traditional calcium supplement for pets is usually only needed if there is a calcium deficiency in a pets' diet or in certain health conditions.
Young girls should be given milk and yogurt in order to prevent calcium deficiency. If the deficiency remains until young age, women face problems during lactation period.
Blossom end rot is caused by calcium deficiency during fruit set.
White spots Loads of us have been brought up to believe that white spots are a sign of calcium deficiency. But according to Mavala's National Trainer, Tracey Winder, white spots are actually caused by small air bubbles getting trapped between nail cells.
Calcium deficiency is a nowadays well-documented reality in our country which by itself hints towards co-existing low levels of vitamin D in our population8,12.
Also, the bone meal supplement finds application in nutraceuticals and dietary supplements to overcome and prevent calcium deficiency in the consumers and prevent proper growth and development of the bone.
(Vitamin K helps with this too.) What doctors used to think was a calcium deficiency was usually actually a vitamin D deficiency.
Blossom end rot is caused by a calcium deficiency in the fruit and is made worse when soil conditions fluctuate between wet and dry.
Free tests of diabetes and calcium deficiency, as well as blood pressure check-up, were conducted and free medicines were provided to the poor and needy patients.
Doctors said that the weakness was due to calcium deficiency and advised me to eat calcium rich food....
Calcium deficiency has numerous implications in women from the fetal phase to the elderly post menopausal age since the body has increased calcium needs during growth spurts, pregnancy, and lactation.
'Calcium deficiency is the main cause of the disease mostly among aged men and women.