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Calcium Disorders

Butterworths International Medical Reviews: Clinical Endocrinology

Calcium Disorders by David Heath
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Clinical Endocrinology 2: Calcium Disorders presents an extensive examination of the treatment of postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis. It discusses the acquired disorders of vitamin D metabolism. It addresses the prevention of osteoporosis.

Some of the topics covered in the book are the classification of rickets; mechanisms of homeostasis; transepithelial transport of phosphate anion; definition of mendelian rickets; treatment of; classification of androgens and synthetic anabolic agents; and assessment of parathyroid function. The measurement of parathyroid hormone is fully covered. An in-depth account of the indirect assessment of parathyroid activity is provided. The acquired disorders of Vitamin D metabolism are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the aetiological views of rickets and osteomalacia. Another section focuses on the treatment and prevention of rickets and osteomalacia. The analysis of renal osteodystrophy, hypercalcemia, and familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia are briefly covered.

The book can provide useful information to doctors, endocrinologists, students, and researchers.

Elsevier Science; October 2013
298 pages; ISBN 9781483192109
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Title: Calcium Disorders
Author: David Heath; Stephen J. Marx