USMLE Forums - View Single Post - Alkalosis and Tetany
View Single Post
  #4  
Old 05-26-2010
ray.m ray.m is offline
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 12
Smile

In case of alkalosis..the blood pH increases..the protein in the blood becomes more ionized into anions.This causes the free calcium present in blood to bind strongly with protein. If severe, it may cause tetany (alkalotic tetany).
Reply With Quote
The above post was thanked by:
anoop_1198 (05-26-2010), rigbbm (01-13-2019)