- State of Calcium in Body Fluides
- calcium salts make up major inorganic component of our skeletons;
- calcium phosphates (secondary & tertiary) form basis of internal skeleton, & their ions circulate freely in controlled amounts w/ in our body fluids;
- it is compatibility of these two phases (solid versus liquid) that makes the story of bone physiology intricate and interesting one;
- least soluble of these salts is tertiary calcium phosphate, Ca3(PO4)2
Calcium flux and endogenous calcium content in isolated mammalian growth-plate chondrocytes, hyaline-cartilage chondrocytes, and hepatocytes.