For other uses, see Calcium (disambiguation). 20 potassium ← calcium → scandium Mg ↑ Ca ↓ Sr periodic table General Name, Symbol, Number calcium, Ca, 20 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, Period, Block 2, 4, s Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 40.078(4) g/mol Electron configuration [Ar] 4s2 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 8, 2 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r.t.) 1.55 g·cm−3 Liquid density at m.p. 1.378 g·cm−3 ...
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Renal Osteodystrophy
... The medical term "renal" describes things related to the kidneys. Renal osteodystrophy is a bone disease that occurs when your kidneys fail to maintain the proper levels of calcium and phosphorus in y...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

... This patient summary on hypercalcemia is adapted from the PDQ summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening, prevent...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents
... Typically, when parents think about their children's health, they don't think about their bones. But building healthy bones by adopting healthy nutritional and lifestyle habits in childhood is...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

... Hypercalcemia is the most common life-threatening metabolic disorder associated with neoplastic diseases, occurring in an estimated 10% to 20% of all persons with cancer. Solid tumors (such as lung or...
Source: National Cancer Institute