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Introduction

  • G. A. Rose
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Part of the The Bloomsbury Series in Clinical Science book series (BLOOMSBURY)

Abstract

Oxalate is an interesting chemical from the biological point of view. In the plant world it has important roles:
  1. 1.

    To precipitate as calcium oxalate excess calcium absorbed by the root systems of plants or fungi

     
  2. 2.

    To provide a form of exoskeleton by its extrusion from the plant or fungus in the form of calcium oxalate

     
  3. 3.

    To make the plant less acceptable to animals as fodder by virtue of the taste of free oxalic acid

     

Keywords

Renal Transplantation Chronic Renal Failure Calcium Oxalate Urinary Oxalate Chronic Renal Failure Patient 
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