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In medicine, milk-alkali syndrome, also called Burnett's syndrome in honor of Charles Hoyt Burnett (1913–1967), the American physician who first described it, is characterized by hypercalcemia caused by repeated ingestion of calcium and absorbable alkali (such as calcium carbonate, or milk and sodium bicarbonate). If untreated, milk-alkali syndrome may lead to metastatic calcification and renal failure. Ingesting over two grams of elemental calcium per day produces this disorder in susceptible individuals.
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hypercalcemia caused by repeated ingestion of calcium AND absorbable alkali