Calcium gluconate has a better reabsorption by oral applications or by injection than other calcium salts. Calcium gluconate is used to treat conditions arising from calcium deficiencies such as hypocalcemic tetany, hypocalcemia related to hypoparathyrodism and hypocalcemia due to eapid growth or pregnancy. Calcium gluconate is used in pharmaceutical industry as a source of calcium for treating calcium deficiency by oral or intravenous administration. It also finds a place in animal nutrition.
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