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[mass noun] Deficiency of magnesium in the blood, important in cattle as the cause of grass tetany.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Marked hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, and hyperkalemia may also contribute.’
- ‘Symptomatic hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia can be treated with replacement therapy.’
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