calcium calcium  /ˈkæl si əm/


  • (n) a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals




  1. Robert Barefoot's theories about the powers of coral calcium don't hold up.
  2. Research shows that calcium intake is often insufficient in American teens.
  3. Proved apparently was his hypothesis that for want of iodine, thyroids degenerate; surfeited with calcium they enlarge.


  1. Dr. Jacqueline Gerhart: Debate over how much calcium and vitamin D to take

    How much calcium and vitamin D do I need?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal

  2. Timing of calcium and vitamin D supplementation may affect how bone adapts to exercise

    Taking calcium and vitamin D before exercise may influence how bones adapt to exercise, according to a new study.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Calcium Chloride Market Scrutinized by Merchant Research & Consulting in Topical Report Now Available at ...

    The global calcium chloride production witnessed stable growth in 2009-2012 and reached at 3.47 million tonnes in 2012. North America is an unrivalled market leader, accounting for around a half of the overall calcium chloride production.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. Ramsay said: "There is a lot of love for milk in this country, but people often assume that it's only good for kids who need a bit of calcium. The truth is that milk, especially low-fat milk, is fantastically good for you."
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Gordon Ramsay Source:

  2. "Dealing with a bone issue, there's nothing I can do, really, to make a bone heal any faster," McFadden said. "I just have to be patient and drink as much milk as I can and take calcium pills."
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Bryant McFadden Source: Washington Observer Reporter

  3. "If serum calcium really does increase your risk for fatal prostate cancer, that's wonderfully exciting because serum calcium levels can be changed," Gary Schwartz of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, who helped lead the study, said in...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Gary Schwartz Source: National Post

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