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Synonyms for tetany

clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures

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However, its major role is to increase the flow of calcium into the bloodstream by promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from food in the intestines, and reabsorption of calcium in the kidneys; it enables normal mineralization of bone and prevents hypocalcemic tetany.
The observation of hypocalcemic tetany of the neonatal infant caused by transient hypoparathyroidism is often a clue that reveals asymptomatic maternal PHP (25,26).
Hypocalcemic tetany in the newborn as a manifestation of unrecognized maternal primary hyperparathyroidism.
Disadvantages of formula feeding include diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, meningitis, asthma, hives, allergies, pneumonia, eczema, obesity, arteriosclerosis, dermititis, growth retardation, hypocalcemic tetany, neonatal hypothyroidism, necrotizing enterocolitis, SIDS, and lead accumulations.