Struvite D000069877

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Inorganic Chemicals [D01] » Magnesium Compounds » Struvite

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Inorganic Chemicals [D01] » Phosphorus Compounds » Phosphorus Acids » Phosphoric Acids » Phosphates » Struvite

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Inorganic Chemicals [D01] » Acids » Acids, Noncarboxylic » Phosphorus Acids » Phosphoric Acids » Phosphates » Struvite

Description

The mineral magnesium ammonium phosphate with the formula NH4MgPO4. It is associated with urea-splitting organisms in a high magnesium, high phosphate, alkaline environment. Accumulation of crystallized struvite is found in the urinary tract as struvite CALCULI and as scale on sewage system equipment and wastewater pipes.   MeSH

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