Disorders of Mineral Metabolism: Calcium Physiology

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Jack W. Coburn, Felix Bronner
Elsevier, May 10, 2014 - Medical - 584 pages
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Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, Volume II: Calcium Physiology is a nine-chapter text that deals with the normal function of calcium, with much emphasis on a host of intracellular functions.

This volume discusses the calcium absorption, excretion, and homeostasis, as well as the hormonal modifiers of its metabolism. The role of connective tissue and bone, the major storehouse of body calcium, is reviewed in terms of collagen metabolism.

This book will prove useful to biochemists, pathophysiologists, and workers in the medical field.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Regulation of the Cellular Functions of Ca2+
1
Chapter 2 Calcium Homeostasis
43
Its Assessment Normal Physiology and Alterations in Various Disease States
103
Chapter 4 Renal Handling of Calcium
189
Chapter 5 Collagen Biosynthesis and Degradation
237
Chapter 6 Parathyroid Hormone
271
Metabolism Actionsand Disease States
359
Chapter 8 Calcitonin Secretion
433
Chapter 9 Hormonal Modifiers of Mineral Metabolism Other Than Parathyroid Hormone Vitamin Dand Calcitonin
481
Index
557
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