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).