The highs and lows of electrolytes part 2: calcium, phosphate and magnesium

Paula Anderson
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

There are six electrolytes that are important in maintaining homeostasis within the body. They play vital roles in regulating neurological, myocardial, muscular and cellular functions and are involved in fluid and acid–base balance. Recognising and treating electrolyte derangements is an important role for veterinary nurses especially in emergency and critical care patients. This series of two articles will discuss the physiology behind each of the six major electrolytes and discuss to monitor and treat any abnormalities.

Table 1. Causes of hypercalcaemia
Table 1. Causes of hypercalcaemia

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