Short- and long-term effects of calcitonin and calcium administration on blood calcium, magnesium and inorganic phosphorus in post menopausal osteoporosis

E. Casao, L. M. Elosegui, M. A. Ibanez, M. D. Vidal, P. Cervera, J. F. Escanero

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This paper studies the effects of the administration of calcitonin (CT) and Ca on post menopausal osteoporosis, immediately (short-term) and after three months (long-term) of treatment, on total and ionic calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), inorganic phosphorus (Pi), calcitonin (CT) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) in plasma. The short-term results show a decrease in total and ionic Ca and Pi four hours after the beginning of the treatment; at seven hours, only Pi varies. A decrease in the total and ionic Ca was observed after three months of CT treatment (long-term effects). No hormonal (PTH and CT) variations were found either in the short or the long-term. However, the PTH/CT ratio decreased significantly during the experiment and this may be an important factor in explaining the long-term Ca variations.
Translated title of the contributionEfectos a corto y largo plazo de la administración de calcitonina y calcio sobre el calcio sanguíneo, el magnesio y el fósforo inorgánico en la osteoporosis postmenopáusica.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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