Oxalic acid

oxalic acid

Occurs in plants and is toxic to higher animals by virtue of its calcium binding properties, it causes the precipitation of calcium oxalate in the kidneys, prevents calcium uptake in the gut and is not metabolised.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,193 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link