© 2002

Calcium in Internal Medicine

  • Hirotoshi Morii
  • Yoshiki Nishizawa
  • Shaul G. Massry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Clinical Presentation of Derangements of Mineral Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Morii, K. Matsumoto, G. Endo, S. Uematsu, T. Konishi, K. Maekawa
      Pages 3-12
  3. Nutritional Needs of Mineral Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
  4. Calcium Homeostasis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. T. Fujita
      Pages 35-49
    3. H. Motoyama, P. A. Friedman
      Pages 51-80
    4. D. H. Schussheim, S. J. Silverberg
      Pages 81-101
    5. P. Glendenning, A. G. Need, B. E. C. Nordin
      Pages 103-119
  5. Prosphate Homeostasis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. T. Yamaguchi, T. Sugimoto, K. Chihara
      Pages 123-135
    3. E. Takeda, K. Morita, Y. Taketani, H. Yamamoto, K. Miyamoto
      Pages 137-148
    4. E. Ishimura, Y. Imanishi, M. Inaba
      Pages 149-167
  6. Magnesium Homeostasis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. D. Kerstan, G. A. Quamme
      Pages 171-183
    3. G. M. Shah
      Pages 185-189
    4. K. Nakatsuka, M. Inaba, E. Ishimura
      Pages 191-198
  7. Parathyroid Gland

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. M. Fukagawa, K. Kurokawa
      Pages 201-222

About this book


Calcium plays an enormous and varied role in living systems now widely appreciated by clinicians.
Calcium in Internal Medicine demonstrates the physiological significance of calcium in clinical medicine and discusses the abnormal calcium metabolism in disorders such as renal failure, hypertension, atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.
Hirotoshi Morii (Editor) linked the clinical use of vitamin D analogues in bone diseases, Yoshiki Nishizawa (Editor) researched the connection between calcium metabolism and atherosclerosis and Shaul G. Massry (Editor) was the first to systematize the importance of excess PTH in chronic renal failure. In addition to these areas, Calcium in Internal Medicine covers basic physiology, pathophysiology, nutritional requirements and the role of calcium in the development and treatment of other various diseases. The importance of calcium and its regulatory systems is brought together in one publication providing a useful reference tool for internists, rheumatologists and endocrinologists.


Absorption Calcium Internal medicine Vitamin Vitamin D bone homeostasis medicine megnesium metabolism nutrition osteoporosis pathophysiology physiology thyroid hormone

Editors and affiliations

  • Hirotoshi Morii
    • 1
  • Yoshiki Nishizawa
    • 1
  • Shaul G. Massry
    • 2
  1. 1.2nd Department of Internal MedicineOsaka City University Medical SchoolAbeno-ku OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Division of Nephrololgy Raulston Memorial Research Building, Room 104 Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"As the title clearly announces, this book is addressed to physicians who treat adult patients; nevertheless it contains a wealth of information for pediatric endocrinologists and pediatricians as well. … The book has many illustrations, figures and tables and most chapters have references … ." (Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol. 16 (1), 2003)