Magnesium Absorption and Homeostasis

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Where is magnesium mainly absorbed in the body?

Small intestine

What is the approximate total amount of magnesium in the body?


What contributes to the mobilization of magnesium from bones?


What is a clinical indication of hypermagnesemia?

Muscular weakness and paralysis

How does Aldosterone affect plasma magnesium levels?

Decreases its excretion by the kidneys

What leads to hypermagnesemia?

Renal failure

Learn about how magnesium absorption and homeostasis are maintained by the intestine, bone, and kidneys. Explore how magnesium is absorbed in the gut, stored in bones, and excreted by the kidneys and feces. Understand the distribution of magnesium in the body.

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