Effects of Diuretics on Calcium Metabolism

  • Wadi N. Suki
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 151)


In addition to their known effects on sodium metabolism diuretic agents also exert profound effects on calcium metabolism. A substantial body of data bearing on this subject, some of which conflicting, has now accumulated in the literature. The purpose of this review is to discuss the results of studies on the effects of low-ceiling and high-ceiling diuretics on serum calcium, urinary calcium, bone calcium and the transport of calcium in the gut. The review will include studies in normal humans and experimental animals, and during various pathological states.


Parathyroid Hormone Serum Calcium Urinary Calcium Renal Stone Thiazide Diuretic 
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  • Wadi N. Suki
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  1. 1.Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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