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Magnesium Deficiency MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Magnesium Deficiency
Tree Number(s)
C18.654.521.500.439
Unique ID
D008275
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008275
Scope Note
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)
Entry Version
MAGNESIUM DEFIC
Entry Term(s)
Deficiency, Magnesium
NLM Classification #
QU 130.2
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Magnesium Deficiency Preferred
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