PAUL W. CLOUGH
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Magnesium deficiency arising spontaneously in cattle has been well known for three decades.1 It has repeatedly been produced experimentally and studied extensively in animals, particularly in rats.2 In man, however, it has been infrequently recognized, and until recently its manifestations as distinguished from those of other associated deficiencies had not been clearly established.
Magnesium is widely distributed in food, in both plants and animals, and almost any human diet amply supplies the need under ordinary circumstances. A greatly increased requirement, however, or progressive depletion in conjunction with an inadequate intake may cause outspoken symptoms of deficiency.
In cattle, manifestations are
CLOUGH PW. MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY. Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:615–620. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-53-3-615
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(3):615-620.
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