The Effect of Urinary Constituents of Low Molecular Weight on the Crystal Growth of Calcium Oxalate in Gel
Crystallization in urine underlying stone formation is determined by overlapping thermodynamic and kinetic factors of the solution. Their total effect is reflected by the relative crystal growth rate, Vcr, as measured by the Gel Crystallization Method (GCM) (1, 2). The method has been used to investigate corresponding effects of major and minor small-ionic constituents of human urine on the crystal growth of calcium oxalate (CaOx) in a gel matrix.
KeywordsCrystal Growth Human Urine Calcium Oxalate Glycolic Acid Urinary Stone
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