Circadian rhythms of blood minerals in humans

Morri Markowitz, Laurence Rotkin, John F. Rosen

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Abstract

Circadian rhythms of ionized calcium and phosphate concentrations have been demonstrated in human blood. A computer-derived model curve representing the 24-hour fluctuations in ionized calcium cannot be correlated consistently with curves for total calcium or phosphate. Knowledge of these circadian rhythms provides a physiological basis for further understanding the interactions between blood minerals and calcium-regulating hormones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-674
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume213
Issue number4508
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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