Oxalate is an end-product of metabolism with no known useful biological function in humans. Anything that increases the body burden of oxalate, or elevates the concentration of oxalate in the urine, increases the risk of calcium oxalate deposition in the kidney and/or urinary tract, resulting in nephrocalcinosis and/or urinary stones....
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Subjects: Clinical Medicine
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