Measurement of the Frequency and Clinical Relevance of Magnesium Deficiency in Elderly Hospital Patients

Martin, Brendan Joseph (1993) Measurement of the Frequency and Clinical Relevance of Magnesium Deficiency in Elderly Hospital Patients. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation in the human body and has an essential role in many biochemical and physiological processes. Magnesium deficiency has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various diseases such as diabetes mellitus, ischaemic cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Deficiency can potentiate other electrolyte abnormalities and may result in the development of overt neuromuscular and psychiatric symptoms. Symptoms may also be mild and non-specific even in apparently severe deficiency.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Francis Caird
Keywords: Medicine, Nutrition, Gerontology
Date of Award: 1993
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1993-74631
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 15:58
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 15:58
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74631

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