Osteoporosis; Prevention and Ca—Vitamin D Treatment

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Abstract

As the principal repository for calcium in the body, the skeleton is tasked not only with the role of protecting our inner organs and being
a scaffold for locomotion but also serves as a necessary source of calcium to maintain normal serum calcium levels during fasting or
other times of inadequate supplies of dietary calcium, including compromised active calcium absorption in vitamin D deficiency.
Because of the safety implications it is useful to briefly reconsider how calcium homeostasis is regulated in normal physiology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases
Volume4
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherAcademic Press
Publication date2019
Edition2.
Pages270-274
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-812200-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Calcium homeostasis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Osteomalacia
  • Resorption
  • Trabeculae

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