LP15257-6     Calcium

DESCRIPTION
  Part: Calcium
  Description: Calcium is the most plentiful mineral in the human body. Ninety-nine percent is stored in the bones and teeth where it provides structure and functionality. The remaining 1% of the body’s calcium is necessary for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling, and hormonal secretion. Serum calcium levels do not fluctuate in response to dietary intake. Bone tissue is the reservoir for calcium and helps to maintain concentrations in the blood, the muscle, and intercellular fluids. As humans age, the bone is constantly being laid down and reabsorbed. In growing children, bone formation exceeds that of bone resorption. In young and middle-aged adults, the bone formation and resorption is about equal. In older adults, especially in post-menopausal women, bone loss exceeds that of bone formation, which is why their risk for osteoporosis continues to increase as they age.[https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/]
 
 

BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Type: COMPONENT
  Status: ACTIVE
  Molecular Wt: 40.078 g/mol
  Created On: 5/4/2000

RELATED CODES
Code System Code Code Text Code Version
   http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov   5460341   Calcium   

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  钙     CA;Cal
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  calcium      
 
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  Kaltsium      
 
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)    
  Calcium      
 
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  Calcium      
 
  Greek (GREECE)  (From: Efstratia Kontaxi, MD, MSc, and Evripidis Stefanidis, MD, with technical support from Panagiotis Kontaxis, Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering.)   SYNONYMS
  Ασβέστιο     Ca++
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
  Calcio      
 
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)    
  Кальций      
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)   SYNONYMS
  Calcio     Ca
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  Kalsiyum      

INTERNAL FIELDS
  Detail Page Created On: 6/20/2019 9:32:36 AM
  Display name: Calcium
  Preferred Abbreviation: Calcium