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Calcium Summary

Description: A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.

Also Known As: Blood Coagulation Factor IV; Factor IV, Coagulation; Coagulation Factor IV; Factor IV

Networked: 46986 relevant articles (1661 outcomes, 5213 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Calcium is Relevant

  1. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) : 165 outcomes 426 studies in 2994 results
  2. Osteoporosis : 87 outcomes 240 studies in 2339 results
  3. Ischemia : 66 outcomes 116 studies in 1364 results
  4. Hypercalcemia (Milk Alkali Syndrome) : 58 outcomes 89 studies in 1555 results
  5. Heart Failure : 54 outcomes 85 studies in 899 results
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Drugs Related to Calcium

  1. Vitamin D
  2. Phosphorus
  3. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors)
  4. Magnesium
  5. 1,4-dihydropyridine (dihydropyridine)
  6. Verapamil (Calan)
  7. Nifedipine (Adalat)
  8. Sodium
  9. Diltiazem (Cardizem)
  10. Parathyroid Hormone (Parathormone)
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Therapies Related to Calcium

  1. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Parathyroidectomy
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  5. Thyroidectomy
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