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Calcium Chloride Injection 10%

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Calcium is the fifth most abundant element in the body; the major fraction is in bone. It is essential for the functional integrity of the nervous and muscular systems, for normal cardiac contractility and the coagulation of blood. It also functions as an enzyme cofactor and affects the secretory activity of endocrine and exocrine glands.

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/30/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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