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Unformatted text preview: . Calcium is needed for communication between neurons , muscle contraction , blood clotting and any form of exocytosis. Imbalances in calcium are particularly serious. Hypocalcemia results in over excitability of the nervous system and can result in muscle spasms or seizures. Hypercalcemia causes the depression of the nervous system which may result in coma or death. Calcium Homeostasis Reflecting the importance of calcium in the body, the body has several mechanisms to regulate blood calcium levels. Proper levels of calcium in the blood are maintained by the interactions of calcitriol, parathyroid hormone and calcitonin....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10