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Definition of Hypermagnesemia

Hypermagnesemia: Excess magnesium in the blood. Kidney disease is one of the main causes of hypermagnesemia. Persons with impaired kidney function should be especially careful about their magnesium intake because they can accumulate magnesium, which is dangerous and sometimes fatal.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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