Calcium requirements


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Calcium plays an important role in the propagation of neuromuscular activity, regulation of endocrine functions, blood coagulation, and bone and tooth metabolism.  Calcium homeostasis is closely regulated by a complex interaction among PTH, serum phosphate, vitamin D system, and target organ.


Empiric daily requirement

Adults: 10 to 30 mEq/day

Infants//children:  0.5 to 3 mEq/kg/day




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