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Solubility of Renal Stones

Naturevolume 207page861 (1965) | Download Citation



THE cause of renal stone formation is unknown. Of the many current theories, majority opinion probably favours a ‘supersaturation’ mechanism, in which the urine concentrations of the ions of a poorly soluble salt exceed the ‘precipitation product’ for that particular salt, thereby causing spontaneous nucleation and subsequent growth of salt crystals.

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  1. University Department of Medicine, Gardiner Institute, Western Infirmary, Glasgow

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