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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27) In the present study, the majority of hypomagnesemic patients had neoplasia, while hyperparathyroidism was found in only two patients with concurrent hypomagnesemia.
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].