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Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium components in bone mainly consist of carbonate and phosphate salts, which are only slightly soluble in water. Acid-based decalcifying agents must be used to enhance the solubility of the metallic salts, and are designed to release calcium ions.


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