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hypocalcemic

(hī″pō-kăl-sē′mĭk) [Gr. hypo-, less than, deficient, + L. calx, lime, + Gr. haima, blood]
1. Pert. to a low concentration of calcium in the blood.
2. An agent that lowers blood calcium levels.

hypocalcemic

emanating from hypocalcemia; state of decreased blood calcium level.

hypocalcemic factor
hypocalcemic paresis
see milk fever, ovine hypocalcemia.
hypocalcemic tetany
tetany of limbs, muscle tremor, tetanic convulsions occur in hypocalcemia in bitches and mares. See also eclampsia, lactation tetany (2).
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Calcium gluconate is used to treat conditions arising from calcium deficiencies such as hypocalcemic tetany, hypocalcemia related to hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia due to rapid growth or pregnancy.
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A state of deficiency occurs months before rickets is obvious on physical examination, and the deficiency state may also present with hypocalcemic seizures (6), growth failure, lethargy, irritability, and a predisposition to respiratory infections during infancy (7).