Definition of hypomagnesaemia in English:


Line breaks: hypo|mag¦nes|aemia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˌmagnɪˈziːmɪə
(US hypomagnesemia)


[mass noun] Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
  • Deficiency of magnesium in the blood, important in cattle as the cause of grass tetany.
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    • 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.



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  • 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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