Medical Mineralogy and Geochemistry is an emergent, highly interdisciplinary field of study. The disciplines of mineralogy and geochemistry are integral components of cross-disciplinary investigations that aim to understand the interactions between geomaterials and humans as well as the normal and pathological formation of inorganic solid precipitates in vivo. Research strategies and methods include but are not limited to: stability and solubility studies of earth materials and biomaterials in biofluids or their proxies (i.e., equilibrium thermodynamic studies), kinetic studies of pertinent reactions under conditions relevant to the human body, molecular modeling studies, and geospatial and statistical studies aimed at evaluating...
Research Article|January 01, 2006
The Emergent Field of Medical Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Martin A. A. Schoonen;
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Nita Sahai, Martin A. A. Schoonen, H. Catherine W. Skinner; The Emergent Field of Medical Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry ; 64 (1): 1–4. doi: https://doi.org/10.2138/rmg.2006.64.1
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