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A 38 y/o homeless male is found down. In the ED his, inebriated, blood alcohol level is 200. His serum calcium is 5.5 with an albumin of 2.7 and his magnesium was 0.7. Exam was consistent with hypocalcemia.
-Explain why hypomagnesemia is associated with hypocalcemia? (be specific) 2 pts.