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Disease Magnesium Deficiency

Name Magnesium Deficiency
Synonyms Deficiencies, Magnesium | Deficiency, Magnesium | Magnesium Deficiencies
Definition A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of magnesium in the diet, characterized by anorexia, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, and weakness. Symptoms are paresthesias, muscle cramps, irritability, decreased attention span, and mental confusion, possibly requiring months to appear. Deficiency of body magnesium can exist even when serum values are normal. In addition, magnesium deficiency may be organ-selective, since certain tissues become deficient before others. (Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p1936)
Categories Nutrition disorder
MeSH® ID D008275

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DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nutrition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malnutrition Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Deficiency Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Magnesium Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Magnesium Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hypomagnesemia 1, Intestinal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Manz syndrome