Contemporary view of the clinical relevance of magnesium homeostasis

  title={Contemporary view of the clinical relevance of magnesium homeostasis},
  author={John Ayuk and Neil Gittoes},
  journal={Annals of Clinical Biochemistry},
  pages={179 - 188}
Magnesium is one of the most abundant cations in the body and is essential for a wide variety of metabolically important reactions. Serum magnesium concentration is regulated by the balance between intestinal absorption and renal excretion. Hypomagnesaemia is relatively common, with an estimated prevalence in the general population ranging from 2.5 to 15%. It may result from inadequate magnesium intake, increased gastrointestinal or renal loss or redistribution from extracellular to… 

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