What is Magnesium (Mg) in terms of Nursing Labs?
Magnesium (Mg) is a cation necessary for protein synthesis, nucleic acid synthesis, muscle contraction, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) use, nerve impulse conduction, and blood clotting. Magnesium affects the absorption of sodium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium.
What would cause increased levels of Magnesium?
- Renal insufficiency
- Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
- Addison Disease
- Over use of antacids
- Tissue trauma
What would cause decreased levels of Magnesium?
- Diabetic acidosis
- Renal failure:
Date Published - Jul 7, 2016
Date Modified - Sep 7, 2016