TITLE

Effect of diphosphonate on crystallization of calcium oxalate in vitro

AUTHOR(S)
Pak, Charles Y. C.; Ohata, Masahiro; Holt, Karen
PUB. DATE
January 1975
SOURCE
Kidney International;Jan1975, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p154
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reliable techniques for the calculation of activity product (state of saturation), formation product (limit of metastability) and crystal growth of calcium oxalate were devised. The activity product at saturation was 2.53 × 10-9 M², and was independent of duration of incubation, solid-to-solution ratio, pH, calcium concentration or ionic strength. These techniques were utilized to assess the effect of disodium ethane-1-hydroxy-l,1-diphosphonate (EHDP) on crystallization of calcium oxalate in an aqueous salt solution in vitro. EHDP increased the formation product of calcium oxalate, indicating an inhibition of nucleation of calcium oxalate. Further, it inhibited the crystal growth of calcium oxalate.
ACCESSION #
17965714

 

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