MECHANISMS OF STONE FORMATION - AN OVERVIEW.

B. Finlayson, S. R. Khan, R. L. Hackett

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1419-1425
Number of pages7
JournalScanning Electron Microscopy
Volumev
Issue numberpt 3 1984
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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