Growth Studies of Calcium Oxalate in Presence of Inhibitor
Human urine is is known to be a heterogeneous medium. However, although growth of urinary crystals in vitro is usually performed in what is assumed to be a homogeneous solution the presence of various agents in the environment in vitro will render solution conditions heterogeneous. The present work was undertaken in order to study the effect of such agents on the process of crystallisation specifically and to assess their effects on nucleation, growth rate and size of crystals. The effects of pyridoxine allopurinol, and a combination of these, on crystal growth in vitro were tested.