Bio-Chemical Analysis and FTIR-Spectral Studies of Artificially Removed Renal Stone Mineral Constituents


The kidneys are the vital organs of the human body. Its function is a peculiar one and it continues till end of the life. The kidneys are largely responsible for the regulation of water, electrolyte and acid-base balance in the body. They excrete metabolic waste products such as urea, creatinine, creatine, uric acid, sulphate and phosphate from the body. The kidneys reabsorb and retain several substances of biochemical importance in the body. If the mineral content of the blood increases, mineral deposition starts (crystal growth) automatically in kidney or in any part of the urinary tracts leading to the formation of renal stones. In the present research, five renal stones were collected from the affected people by lithotropic treatment method. The FTIR spectrum was taken for all the stones. From the spectrum, the chemical constituents of renal stones were identified and compared with the reported values. Finally FTIR spectral results were compared with the biochemical analysis result to confirm the chemical constituents present in the renal stones.

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G. Kanchana, P. Sundaramoorthi and G. Jeyanthi, "Bio-Chemical Analysis and FTIR-Spectral Studies of Artificially Removed Renal Stone Mineral Constituents," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 8 No. 2, 2009, pp. 161-170. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2009.82014.

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