Although not often appreciated, the structure and metabolism of bone is intimately involved the homeostasis of electrolytes that emergency physicians evaluate daily. Assessment of calcium, phosphate, and magnesium in the evaluation of metabolic dysfunction is necessary in symptomatic emergency department patients. Diagnosis and treatment of these mineral abnormalities is essential due to their interrelation with many cellular functions. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Sarko, J. (2005). Bone and mineral metabolism. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. W.B. Saunders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emc.2005.03.017