Calcium Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

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Calcium performs which function(s) in your body?

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1. If blood calcium levels are low, which of the following may occur as a result?

2. If bone resorption continues for a long time, which of the following may occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why do we need calcium, and how does a calcium imbalance affect the body? This quiz/worksheet combination will help you demonstrate your understanding of calcium's function, including symptoms of calcium deficiency and toxicity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions from this lesson focus on the following areas:

  • Vocabulary associated with calcium intake
  • Ways calcium affects the body
  • Symptoms related to calcium deficiency and toxicity

Skills Practiced

This lesson will test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms related to calcium's presence, or lack of it, in the body
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as calcium deficiency and calcium toxicity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of calcium in the body

Additional Learning

Learn more about the balance of calcium in the body by reading the lesson titled Calcium Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. The lesson, along with its companion quiz and worksheet, contains the following objectives:

  • Identify calcium's crucial role, in addition to strengthening bones and teeth
  • Describe damaging effects of calcium toxicity, including malabsorption of other minerals
  • Explain how bones act as 'storage lockers' for calcium
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