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CNS Symptoms of a Theoretical Calcium Insufficiency

Radium glucegen at excite.com
Fri Oct 3 10:29:20 EST 2003

Matthew Kirkcaldie <Matthew.Kirkcaldie at deletethis.newcastle.edu.au> wrote in message news:<Matthew.Kirkcaldie-8EF247.09523503102003 at seagoon.newcastle.edu.au>...
> In article <464c821f.0310021152.1fcb4365 at posting.google.com>,
>  glucegen at excite.com (Radium) wrote:
> > Let say the calcium supply to these parts of the brain were suddenly
> > and completed lost. What symptoms would occur?
> Unconsciousness, death.  I answered the question in my previous post.  
> Neurons cannot function without calcium because it is required for 
> synaptic transmission.  If it were only in the cortex I suppose a 
> vegetative state/coma might be possible, but with no activity from the 
> cortex at all, I doubt it.  Why are you asking about an impossible 
> scenario?
>          Matthew.

ACUTE hypoparathyroidism can cause similar things.

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