hypomagnesemic


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hypomagnesemic

emanating from or pertaining to hypomagnesemia.

calf hypomagnesemic tetany
a highly fatal disease of calves fed solely on a milk diet and therefore lacking in magnesium. Clinically there is muscle tremor, hypersensitivity to touch and convulsions. In between fits the calves may appear relatively normal. Death is common. Called also milk tetany.
hypomagnesemic tetany
see lactation tetany, calf hypomagnesemic tetany (above).
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In a study of 117 patients admitted to a surgical intensive care unit, 61% were found to be hypomagnesemic (Chest 95[2]:391-97, 1989).
27) In the present study, the majority of hypomagnesemic patients had neoplasia, while hyperparathyroidism was found in only two patients with concurrent hypomagnesemia.
Grass tetany or hypomagnesemic tetany is characterized by low Mg concentrations in plasma or cerebrospinal fluid of cattle that results in reduced milk production of lactating females, reduced weight gain of feeders on pasture, or, in acute cases, convulsions, coma, and death of affected animals (NRC, 1996).
Although a hypomagnesemic state may exist in the face of a normal circulating [Mg.
Although the importance of magnesium depletion in malformations or stillbirths has not been firmly established, the neonates of hypomagnesemic [magnesium deficient] mothers are especially susceptible to severe hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia [low calcium levels in blood], and tetany [tremors].