How does respiratory alkalosis cause Chvostek's sign?

Reference: Dictionary of Neurological Signs, 3rd Edition, Chvostek's Sign.

Authored By Rama Raja on Friday 7th December 2012

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Miss Luna Ibrahim
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Medical Student - Warwick
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Posted about 7 years ago

Respiratory alkalosis is caused by respiratory excretion of higher than normal levels of Carbon dioxide.

This causes a decrease in plasma hydrogen ion concentration. (Bicarbonate Buffering)

As blood plasma hydrogen ion concentration d

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