Magnesium Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

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How does a deficiency in magnesium lead to disturbances in muscle contraction?

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1. Which of the following plates contains the highest amount of magnesium?

2. How can consumption of caffeine result in lower magnesium level in the body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Magnesium is important for several key functions. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this mineral. Some things you'll be assessed on include sources and effects of magnesium toxicity and deficiency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Tissues and organ systems that require magnesium
  • Causes and symptoms of magnesium deficiency
  • Sources and complications of magnesium toxicity

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about magnesium toxicity and deficiency
  • Making connections - use understanding of the effects of magnesium to predict consequences of abnormal levels
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of magnesium in human nutrition and physiology

Additional Learning

To learn more about magnesium, review the accompanying lesson Magnesium Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define magnesium and its role in human health
  • Name dietary and supplemental sources of magnesium
  • Explain how magnesium deficiency and toxicity can occur
  • Recognize symptoms and complications of magnesium deficiency or toxicity
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