Meaning of hypomagnesaemia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˌmaɡnɪˈziːmɪə/


mass nounMedicine Veterinary Medicine
  • 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.’