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Also known as: Mg; Mag
Formal name: Magnesium

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Sources Used in Current Review

Magnesium, 24 Hour, Urine. Mayo Clinic. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/8595 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed October 2013.

Elin, R.J. Assessment of magnesium status for diagnosis and therapy. National Center for Biotechnology Information PubMed Database. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20736141?dopt=Abstract through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed October 2013.

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium. National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Available online at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/ through http://ods.od.nih.gov. Accessed October 2013.

Serum magnesium. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003487.htm. Accessed December 2013.

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

NIH (2001 August 7, Updated). Magnesium. NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Facts About Dietary Supplements [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/supplements/magn.html through http://www.cc.nih.gov.

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