CALCIUM-DEFICIENCY DISORDERS

n. diseases caused by deficient levels of calcium available to tissues. With the help of vitamin D, calcium is absorbed from food and reabsorbed (stored) in bone. As a consequence, any deficiency in this vitamin results in conditions like rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis.

CALCIUM-DEFICIENCY DISORDERS: "A deficiency in both vitamin D and calcium would result in bone-related calcium deficiency disorders."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CALCIUM-DEFICIENCY DISORDERS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/calcium-deficiency-disorders/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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