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Urinary Excretion of Citrate in Normal Subjects and Patients with Urolithiasis

  • Hans-Göran Tiselius

Abstract

In previous investigations it has been demonstrated that citrate has two different roles in urine with respect to calcium-oxalate stone formation: (a) a complex formation between calcium and citrate resulting in a decreased ion activity product for calcium-oxalate, and (b) a direct inhibitory influence on the crystallization of calcium-oxalate.

Keywords

Male Patient Urinary Excretion Stone Formation Calcium Oxalate Normal Woman 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Göran Tiselius
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity HospitalLinköpingSweden

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