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Urinary Tract Stones

  1. Richard WE Watts

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002304

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How to Cite

Watts, R. W. 2001. Urinary Tract Stones. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wellington Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Urinary stones are crystal aggregates embedded in a glycoprotein matrix which may also contain some nonglycoproteins when associated with infection.

Keywords:

  • crystallization inhibitors;
  • glycoproteins;
  • nephrology;
  • urine;
  • nephrocalcin;
  • calcium;
  • oxalate;
  • cystinuria