NCLEX RN Practice Question # 942

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 942.


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Clinical Significance Serum calcium:

The importance of normal serum calcium concentration can best be appreciated by a review of the clinical manifestations of hypocalcemia  and hypercalcemia. The former most often leads to tetany, convulsive seizures, and cardiovascular, psychiatric, and a variety of ectodermal effects.

Hypercalcemia is usually associated with soft tissue calcification, tubulointerstitial nephropathy, anorexia, nausea, electrocardiographic disturbances, and a spectrum of neurologic changes from headache to coma.

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