Definition of hypomagnesemia in English:

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hypomagnesemia

Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˌmaɡnəˈsēmēə/
(British hypomagnesaemia)

noun

Medicine & Veterinary
Deficiency of magnesium in the blood, significant in cattle as the cause of grass tetany.
Example sentences
  • Rule out reversible underlying causes (such as hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia and hypoxia).
  • Severe magnesium deficiency, or hypomagnesaemia, can block the release of parathyroid hormone.
  • Hypokalemia and/or hypomagnesemia can increase the risk of QT prolongation and arrhythmia.

Derivatives

hypomagnesemic

Pronunciation: /-ˈsēmik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • There was a single case of clinical hypomagnesaemic tetany for a ewe grazing an N plus K plot in year 1.
  • In a hypomagnesemic patient with healthy kidneys, the excretion of magnesium should be less than 1 mEq / L.
  • It has been suggested that some forms of hypertension could be due to the direct effects of a hypomagnesaemic state on arteriolar and venular tone.

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Syllabification: hy·po·mag·ne·se·mi·a

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