calcium gluconate

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(gloo-kŏ-nayt, lak-tayt)

salts of calcium that are used to treat and prevent disorders caused by calcium deficiency, such as tetany and rickets, and to prevent osteoporosis. Formulae: (CH2OH(CHOH)4COO)2Ca.H2O; (CH3CHOHCOO)2Ca.5H2O.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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