Aug '13
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MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course


  • Q:

    Calcium ions help to stabilize sodium channels in neurons, functionally having a hyperpolarizing effect. Which of the following symptoms would be expected in hypocalcemia?

     

    A

    More prolific calcification of various body calcified structures.

    B

    Decreased levels of parathyroid hormone release as a response to the hypocalcemia.

    C

    Frequent spontaneous depolarization resulting in muscle tetany.

    D

    Inability of the heart to contract.




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