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CNS Symptoms of a Theoretical Calcium Insufficiency

r norman rsn_ at _comcast.net
Thu Oct 2 15:28:52 EST 2003


On 2 Oct 2003 12:52:53 -0700, glucegen at excite.com (Radium) wrote:

>Matthew Kirkcaldie <Matthew.Kirkcaldie at deletethis.newcastle.edu.au> wrote in message news:<Matthew.Kirkcaldie-32EB54.13490630092003 at seagoon.newcastle.edu.au>...
>> In article <464c821f.0309291105.4fb77220 at posting.google.com>,
>>  glucegen at excite.com (Radium) wrote:
>> 
>> > Lets say the neurons in the CNS suddenly and completely lose their
>> > supply of calcium. What would happen?
>> 
>> Death.  Next question?
>
>What signs/symptoms would occur if all parts of the body got the
>calcium the needed except neurons parts of the brain dealing with the
>following?:
>
>1. voluntary movement (including speech; excluding breathing)
>2. memories (all types)
>3. consciousness
>4. awareness
>5. emotions
>6. attention
>7. association
>8. coordination
>9. kinesthesia
>10. senses of vision, hearing, and balance
>
>Let say the calcium supply to these parts of the brain were suddenly
>and completed lost. What symptoms would occur?

The symptoms would be a loss of
1. voluntary movement
2. memories
3. consciousness
4. awareness
5. emotions
6. attention
7. association
8. coordination
9. kinesthesia
10. senses of vision, hearing, and balance

Next question? 

Why don't you save time and print out your entire class assignment?

Or why don't you look up the role of calcium in, say,  synaptic
transmission?





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