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Nucleation and Growth Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization

  • A. Rodgers


Inhibitors are though to act by influencing one or more of the three basic mechanisms of stone development, namely nucleation, growth, and aggregation or by influencing urine supersaturation (1). The aim of the present study was to examine the inhibitory activity of a number of potential inhibitors of calcium-oxalate crystallization and to characterize such inhibition in terms of nucleation and/or growth.


Hyaluronic Acid Methylene Blue Chondroitin Sulphate Calcium Oxalate Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rodgers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of Cape TownRepublic of South Africa

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