Title

Magnesium: Homeostasis, imbalances, and therapeutic uses

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1994

Publication Title

Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

Volume

6

Issue

4

Abstract

Magnesium plays a critical role in numerous metabolic functions, including all reactions involving adenosine triphosphate, and is thus essential for the production and use of energy. Magnesium imbalances are common in hospitalized patients, with magnesium deficiency occurring in 20% to 65% of critically ill patients. This article details the homeostatic mechanisms regulating magnesium, the functions of magnesium, and the causes, manifestations, and treatment of both hyper- and hypomagnesemia. Indications and guidelines for the therapeutic uses of magnesium are also reviewed.

Keywords

Homeostasis; Magnesium deficiency diseases; Magnesium in the body; Nursing

Disciplines

Critical Care Nursing | Inorganic Chemicals | Nursing | Therapeutics

Language

English

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