The authors have compiled a broad overview of the genesis of urinary stones. Central to the theses given are precise definitions of stone as opposed to stone disease. In terms of mechanisms, a kinetic point of view is essential to any formulation relating to stone formation. It is necessary to comprehend the kinetic approach, an understanding of nucleation, growth and aggregation, if one is to appreciate the final product, the stone. Certain fundamental concepts reviewed are critical in grasping these phenomena.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Scanning Electron Microscopy|
|Issue number||pt 3 1984|
|State||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering