Phosphorus deficiency and hypophosphatemia

Hosp Pract. 1977 Mar;12(3):121-8. doi: 10.1080/21548331.1977.11707099.

Abstract

Low serum phosphorus levels, sometimes associated with depletion of phosphorus stores, can engender a variety of serious, often life-threatening physiologic changes. The proximate cause of this dangerous situation is usually medical intervention in such conditions as alcoholism and diabetic ketoacidosis, which can produce a shift of phosphorus within the body unless preventive measures are instituted.

MeSH terms

  • Adenosine Triphosphate / deficiency
  • Alcoholism / complications
  • Alkalosis / complications
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / complications
  • Diphosphoglyceric Acids / deficiency
  • Glucose / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Parenteral Nutrition / adverse effects
  • Phosphorus / blood
  • Phosphorus / deficiency*
  • Phosphorus / metabolism
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders* / complications
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders* / etiology
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders* / therapy

Substances

  • Diphosphoglyceric Acids
  • Phosphorus
  • Adenosine Triphosphate
  • Glucose