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Low Ca2+ in the body fluid may be the cause of

  • tetany

  • anaemia

  • angina pectoris

  • gout

Answer

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tetany

The usual cause of tetany is a lack of calcium. But an excess of phosphate can also trigger the spasms. Hypoparathyroidism (hyposecretion of parathormone) can lead to tetany. In this, some skeletal muscles, usually of hands feet fail to relax after a contraction and remain in sustained condition. Tetany of laryngeal thoracic and phrenic muscles which helps in breathing causes death the patient fails to breath (asphyxia)

The usual cause of tetany is a lack of calcium. But an excess of phosphate can also trigger the spasms. Hypoparathyroidism (hyposecretion of parathormone) can lead to tetany. In this, some skeletal muscles, usually of hands feet fail to relax after a contraction and remain in sustained condition. Tetany of laryngeal thoracic and phrenic muscles which helps in breathing causes death the patient fails to breath (asphyxia)