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Why does lower blood calcium levels (or lower calcium levels in ECF) cause nervous hyperexcitaton? Why does it cause over stimulation of nerves and muscles and spasmic contractions of muscles?
This is why undersecretion of parathormone causes parathyroid tetany.
I am aware of the role of calcium in opening the synaptic vesicles for transmission of impulses and the role of calcium in muscle contraction but fail to understand how that might hep me understand the overexcitation of nerves and spasmic contraction of muscles. It actually seems that higher calcium in ECF might cause over stimulation and spasms of muscles due to sustained contraction.

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