A radioisotope of calcium, particularly calcium 45.
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radioactive calcium

Any of the radionuclides of calcium, the most common of which are the beta-emitting 45Ca, which has a half-life of 163 days, and the beta and gamma-emitting 47Ca, which has a half-life of 4.5 days and has some currency as a tracer for calcium metabolism studies.
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A radioisotope of calcium; 45Ca and 47Ca are used in medical studies.
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Comparison of bone formation rates measured by radiocalcium kinetics and double-tetracycline labeling in maintenance dialysis patients.
Studies with radiocalcium: The intestinal absorption of calcium.
Our results are similar to those previously observed, which showed a lack of correlation between 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and Ca absorption as assessed by radiocalcium in normal subjects [21, 22].