Definition of Hypocalcemia

1. Noun. Abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency.

Exact synonyms: Hypocalcaemia
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Antonyms: Hypercalcemia



Definition of Hypocalcemia

1. Noun. (medicine) The condition of having an abnormally low concentration of calcium ions in the blood. ¹

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Definition of Hypocalcemia

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Medical Definition of Hypocalcemia

1. Abnormally low calciumconcentration, that can result in muscle cramps, abdominal cramps, spasms, and hyperactive deep tendon reflexes. Low blood calcium can be seen in cases of hypoparathyroidism, low vitamin D intake, pregnancy, osteomalacia and certain kidney diseases. Normal blood calcium should be in the range of 8.5 to 10.5 mg/dl. Compare: hypercalcaemia. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypocalcemia

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hypoborate
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hypobranchial
hypobranchial eminence
hypobranchials
hypobromite
hypobromous
hypobromous acid
hypocalcaemia
hypocalcaemic cataract
hypocalcemia (current term)
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hypocalcification
hypocalcinuria
hypocapnia
hypocarbia
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hypocarnivores
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hypocatastasis
hypocaust
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hypocellularity

Literary usage of Hypocalcemia

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"In this situation very minimal hypocalcemia would induce increased PTH secretion, with rapid bone resorption and restoration of serum Ca to normal, ..."

2. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"In comparable areas with low fluoride concentrations, the prevalence of hypocalcemia was only 2% to!3%. Bone fluoride was elevated about 10-fold in the ..."

3. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Parturient hypocalcemia in Jersey cows fed alfalfa haylage- based diets ... Oral administration of calcium salts for treatment of hypocalcemia in cattle. ..."

4. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"hypocalcemia is considered the main factor responsible for the pathogenesis ... Factors that may contribute to hypocalcemia include (1) phosphate retention, ..."

5. Toxicological Profile for Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine (F) (2001)
"Cardiovascular effects of systemic fluoride poisoning are attributed to a combination of hypocalcemia and hyperkalemia due to the poisoning of potassium ..."

6. Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents: Medical Management Guidelines for ...by Jonathan Borak, Kent R. Olson by Jonathan Borak, Kent R. Olson (1996)
"A condition in which the plasma concentration of magnesium ions is abnormally low; may cause convulsions and concurrent hypocalcemia. ..."

7. Recognition & Management of Pesticide Poisoning by Donald P. Morgan (1989)
"Repeat in 10-20 minutes if there are still indications of hypocalcemia. Severe poisonings may require administration of several hundred milliliters of 10% ..."

8. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Muscle breakdown and magnesium deficiency are other potential causes of hypocalcemia in alcoholic patients. A direct effect of alcohol in reducing calcium ..."

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