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Is tetany caused by hyposecretion of the thyroid?
it occurs when the PARATHYROID HOROMONE (PTH) falls to low.
Tetanus (Clostrudium tetani toxin) gets its name from its ability to cause tetany. The most common cause is low serum calcium levels which can be caused by parathyroid hormo…ne or vitamin D deficiency. Hyperventilating or other acid-base problems can shift the binding of calcium and cause effectively low levels and tetany. Low magnesium and excess potassium can also do it.
Hypo = too low Secretion = production Hyposecretion = too low production Too low production of insulin causes hyperglycemia. The chronic condition is called Diabetes M…ellitus.
excess calcitonin or decreased parathormone
Hypocalcemia ( a low serum calcium level), not hypercalcemia ( a high serum calcium level), tends to cause muscle spasm and in severe cases may lead to muscle tetany.
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Clostridium tetani. This is a bacterium which commonly lives in the soil. It can only grow and produce toxins when little oxygen is around, so just playing around in the dirt …would not get you infected. Typically, tetanus occurs when a deep stabwound is made with a dirty object, say a rusty nail, on which the Clostridium bacteria are present. On superficial wounds, there would be too much oxygen and the bacteria wouldn't grow, in a deep wound that is more or less shut off from the outside air, oxygen is quickly consumed by other bacteria, allowing the Clostridia to reproduce and produce toxins. These are responsible for the cramps typical for tetanus.
Cretinism is the condition that results from insufficient iodine in children.
Hyposecretion of the pancreas causes diabetes mellitus. Diabetes isa metabolic disorder that causes high and low levels of glucose.
Spontaneous nerve depolarization causing muscular spasms, twitches and convulsions, Trousseau sign- Cuffing the arm leads to irreversible flexion of fingers, Chvostek sign- Ta…pping the facial nerve branches at the lower margin of the jaw produces contraction of facial muscles.
Hyperthyroidism is overactivity of the thyroid, and hypothyroidism is undersecrection.