Pathophysiology of grass tetany and other hypomagnesemias. Implications for clinical management.

@article{Martens2000PathophysiologyOG,
  title={Pathophysiology of grass tetany and other hypomagnesemias. Implications for clinical management.},
  author={Holger Martens and Monika Schweigel},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          339-68
        }
}
Magnesium is an essential mineral with many physiologic and biochemical functions. Surprisingly, Mg homeostasis is not regulated by a hormonal feedback system, but simply depends on inflow (absorption) from the gastrointestinal tract and outflow (endogenous secretion, requirement for milk production, uptake by tissues). Any surplus (inflow greater than outflow) is excreted via urine. Conversely, if the outflow (mainly milk secretion and endogenous loss) exceeds inflow, hypomagnesemia occurs… CONTINUE READING

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