CombinationCalciumAndPotassiumIonsDisordersQuestionsDocumentSpring2009

CombinationCalciumAndPotassiumIonsDisordersQuestionsDocumentSpring2009

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Dr. Jim Bloxton NAME CHEM 1024 Combination Of Calcium And Potassium Ions Disorders Questions Document The normal concentration of free calcium ions in the blood serum is 4.0-6.0 mg/dL. Normal concentration of potassium ions in serum is in the range of 3.5 to 5.0 mM. 1. A patient has a high level of phosphate ions and regular levels of magnesium ions. What effect could these levels of phosphate and magnesium ions have on potassium ions and/or free calcium ions levels? Explain. 2. Give a symptom (other than a potassium ion levels or free calcium ion levels) that can
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Unformatted text preview: be used as a piece of evidence to distinguish hypokalemia from hypocalcemia. 3. How does an overactive thyroid gland and a deficiency of vitamin D affect potassium ion levels and/or free calcium ion levels? Explain and give at least three possibilities. 4. What calcium or potassium ion disorder does administration of a loop diuretic prevent and why? 5. What is bone mobilization? How does bone mobilization affect potassium ion levels and/or free calcium ion levels? How can these effect(s) be prevented?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course CHEM 1024 taught by Professor Bloxton during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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