- osteomalacia) and osteoporosis; and, in children, rickets and impaired growth. Food sources of calcium include dairy foods, some leafy green vegetables such as broccoli and collards, canned salmon, clams, oysters, calcium-fortified foods, and tofu. According to the National Academy of Sciences, adequate intake of calcium is 1 gram daily for both men and women. The upper limit for calcium intake is 2.5 grams daily.
* * *Abnormally low levels of calcium in the circulating blood; commonly denotes subnormal concentrations of calcium ions.
* * *hy·po·cal·ce·mia or chiefly Brit hy·po·cal·cae·mia .hī-pō-.kal-'sē-mē-ə n a deficiency of calcium in the bloodhy·po·cal·ce·mic or chiefly Brit hy·po·cal·cae·mic -mik adj
* * *hy·po·cal·ce·mia (hi″po-kal-seґme-ə) [hypo- + calci- + -emia] reduction of the blood calcium below normal; manifestations include hyperactive deep tendon reflexes, Chvostek sign, muscle and abdominal cramps, and carpopedal spasm. hypocalcemic adj
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