Magnesium in man: implications for health and disease.

@article{deBaaij2015MagnesiumIM,
  title={Magnesium in man: implications for health and disease.},
  author={Jeroen H. F. de Baaij and Joost G. J. Hoenderop and Ren{\'e} J. M. Bindels},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={
          1-46
        }
}
Magnesium (Mg(2+)) is an essential ion to the human body, playing an instrumental role in supporting and sustaining health and life. As the second most abundant intracellular cation after potassium, it is involved in over 600 enzymatic reactions including energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Although Mg(2+) availability has been proven to be disturbed during several clinical situations, serum Mg(2+) values are not generally determined in patients. This review aims to provide an overview of… 

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