Pregnancy as state of physiologic absorptive hypercalciuria.

@article{Gertner1986PregnancyAS,
  title={Pregnancy as state of physiologic absorptive hypercalciuria.},
  author={Joseph M. Gertner and Donald R. Coustan and Alan S. Kliger and Lawrence E Mallette and Nikolai V. Ravin and Arthur E. Broadus},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={451-6}
}
An increase in circulating, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D level and net intestinal calcium absorption have been previously demonstrated in pregnant women and have been widely regarded as compensatory mechanisms whereby fetal mineral demands are satisfied. The alternate possibility, that these adjustments might anticipate such demands, has not previously been considered. To examine the effects of pregnancy on the intestinal absorption and renal excretion of calcium, oral calcium tolerance tests were… CONTINUE READING

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