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Calcium, vitamin D, and bone disorders

Gary Butler and Jeremy Kirk

in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232222
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726194 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199232222.003.0081

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Calcium, vitamin D, and bone disorders

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Physiology of calcium regulation 272

Bone mineralization 274

Causes of loss of bone mass 276

Hypocalcaemia 278

Hypercalcaemia 282

Rickets 284

Further reading 287

The control of calcium metabolism is complex and depends on several systems—parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and vitamin D3—which have an interdependence which is not yet fully understood (...

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes ; Paediatrics

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