Magnesium in health and disease.

  title={Magnesium in health and disease.},
  author={S K Ahsan},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={48 8},
  • S K Ahsan
  • Published 1998 in
    JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical…
This paper reviews the significance of magnesium (Mg) in health and disease. Mg is an intracellular element and after potassium, second most abundant cation found within the cell. Plasma contains less than 1% of body's total Mg. Physiologically most active form of Mg is ionized form. Most of the plasma Mg is bound with albumin, globulin and proteins. This bound form of Mg is not available for biochemical actions. Binding of Mg with the specific globulin fractions may be indicative of certain… CONTINUE READING