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Explain how radioisotopes could be used to determine whether intestinal cells or osteoblasts lack the ability to process calcium in a person with osteoporosis


Question asked by: kamila

Asked on: 08 Sep 2008

The great thing about radioisotopes is that they can be used for tracking purposes. So if you ingest them then look at the object you are interested in. If those radioisotopes are then found in the thing you are interested in, then you know whether the process is using the radioisotope. If none of the radioisotope is found in that product, then you know that the process is not working.
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Replied at: 25 Sep 2008
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