Evidence that Uric Acid Abolishes Citrate-Mediated Inhibition of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Agglomeration in Vitro
Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystal growth and agglomeration in urine are modulated by a complex set of chemical and physical properties of the medium. In such a chemically complex milieu, where many effects of these properties can mask each other, it is virtually impossible to identify and/or quantify them separately. However, considerable advantage can be gained in the understanding of the mechanisms involved by testing the effects of some of the species present in urine in isolation, or in combination with only a small number of other urinary constituents.
KeywordsUric Acid Calcium Oxalate Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Citrate Concentration Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate
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