THOMAS P. SPRUNT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The body's calcium is obtained of course from the food. Its absorption from the intestinal tract is aided by vitamin D. In the blood stream the amounts of calcium and phosphorus are maintained at the so-called normal steady level as physiological constants by the activity of the parathyroid glands which govern the deposit or the resorption of calcium and phosphorus from the storehouses in the bones. The bones therefore play an important part in the metabolism of these elements in addition to furnishing the rigidity of the skeleton and spaces for the bone marrow or blood building organs.
SPRUNT TP. HYPERPARATHYROIDISM WITH RATHER RAPID RECALCIFICATION OF BONE FOLLOWING THE REMOVAL OF AN ADENOMA1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:121–127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-121
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(1):121-127.
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