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phos·phate

 (fŏs′fāt′)
n.
1. A salt, ester, or anion of phosphoric acid, derived by removal or replacement of one, two, or especially all three of the hydrogens of phosphoric acid.
2. A fertilizer containing phosphorus compounds.
3. A soda fountain drink made by blending carbonated water with flavored syrup.


phos·phat′ic (fŏs-făt′ĭk) adj.

phosphate

(ˈfɒsfeɪt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of any phosphoric acid, esp a salt of orthophosphoric acid
2. (Agriculture) (often plural) any of several chemical fertilizers containing phosphorous compounds
[C18: from French phosphat; see phosphorus, -ate1]
phosphatic adj

phos•phate

(ˈfɒs feɪt)

n.
1.
a. (loosely) a salt or ester of phosphoric acid.
b. a tertiary salt of orthophosphoric acid, as sodium phosphate.
2. fertilizer containing compounds of phosphorus.
3. a carbonated drink of water and fruit syrup orig. with a little phosphoric acid.
[< French (1787); see phospho-, -ate2]
phos•phat′ic (-ˈfæt ɪk, -ˈfeɪ tɪk) adj.

phos·phate

(fŏs′fāt′)
A compound containing the group PO4. Phosphates are important in metabolism and are frequently used in fertilizers.

Phosphate

A soft drink made by mixing Acid phosphate and a fruit-flavored syrup.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phosphate - a salt of phosphoric acidphosphate - a salt of phosphoric acid    
calcium phosphate - a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
sodium orthophosphate, sodium phosphate - phosphate of sodium; used as a laxative to cleanse the bowels
2.phosphate - carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
Translations

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] Nfosfato m

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] nphosphate m

phosphate

n (Chem) → Phosphat nt; (Agr: = fertilizer) → Phosphatdünger m

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] nfosfato

phos·phate

n. fosfato, sal del ácido fosfórico.

phosphate

n fosfato
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With every decrement of the GFR, phosphate retention would tend to occur, but is offset by an even higher secretion of FGF23.
The main factors producing these abnormalities include calcitriol deficiency, phosphate retention, decreased numbers of calcium sensory receptors in the parathyroid gland, and skeletal resistance to the calcemic action of parathyroid hormone (PTH) (1).
Clay content has significant effect on the phosphate retention in the soil (Tisdale and Nelson, 1975, Memon et al, 1996) Lime content of the soils has a marked effect on phosphate fixation in the soils.
Recent publications have pointed out that OSP should be used with caution in certain patients because of the risk of phosphate retention and nephrotoxicity (2).