• Medicine
  • Published in Seminars in nephrology 1996

Inhibitors of stone formation.

@article{Worcester1996InhibitorsOS,
  title={Inhibitors of stone formation.},
  author={Elaine M. Worcester},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          474-86
        }
}
Urine contains substances that inhibit the nucleation, growth, aggregation, and cell attachment of crystals. These may function to protect the kidney against the possibility of pathological calcification in tubular fluid and urine, which are generally supersaturated with respect to calcium salts, thereby preventing stone formation. Effects on calcium oxalate are the best studied, and most of the inhibitory activity resides in macromolecules such as glycoproteins and glycosaminoglycans… CONTINUE READING

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