dibasic calcium phosphate

[USP] CaHPO4·2H2O, used as a calcium supplement and as a base in preparation of tablets; it occurs in nature as brushite. Called also dicalcium phosphate.

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  • dibasic calcium phosphate — noun see calcium phosphate …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium phosphate — noun a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones • Hypernyms: ↑phosphate, ↑orthophosphate, ↑inorganic phosphate * * * noun 1. : an orthophosphate of calcium: as a. : one of the three simple orthop …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium phosphate — n any of various phosphates of calcium: as a) the phosphate CaHPO4 used in pharmaceutical preparations and animal feeds b) a naturally occurring phosphate of calcium Ca5(F,Cl,OH,1/2CO3)(PO4)3 that contains other elements or radicals and is the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dibasic — is an adjective meaning: containing two hydrogen atoms that can be replaced by metal ions,[1] or of or relating to salts or acids forming salts with two atoms of a univalent metal. [1] Dibasic calcium phosphate is referred to as dicalcium… …   Wikipedia

  • Calcium — A mineral found mainly in the hard part of bones. Bones serve as a storage area for calcium. Calcium is added to bones by cells called osteoblasts. It is removed from bones by cells called osteoclasts. When children consume calcium, they absorb… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dicalcium phosphate — IUPAC name Calcium hydrogenphosphate …   Wikipedia

  • dicalcium phosphate — di·cal·ci·um phos·phate (di kalґse əm) dibasic calcium phosphate …   Medical dictionary

  • Disodium phosphate — IUPAC name Sodium hydrogen phosphate …   Wikipedia

  • brushite — A naturally occurring acid calcium phosphate occasionally found in dental calculus and renal calculi. * * * brush·ite (brushґīt) a nearly colorless type of dibasic calcium phosphate, found in rock phosphates and sometimes as a component of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tablet — For other uses, see Tablet (disambiguation). Common disk shaped tablets A tablet is a pharmaceutical dosage form. It comprises a mixture of active substances and excipients, usually in powder form, pressed or compacted from a powder into a solid… …   Wikipedia

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