Medical Mnemonics: Signs of Hypercalcemia – Bones, Stones, Groans, and Moans



It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! In a previously Monday Mnemonic, we discussed the causes of Hypercalcemia. Today we discuss the signs of hypercalcemia
  • Painful Bones – Painful bone condition (Classically osteitis fibrosa cystica)
  • Renal Stones – Kidney Stones (Can ultimately lead to renal failure)
  • Abdominal Groans -GI symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Indigestion
  • Psychiatric Moans – Effects on nervous system: lethargy, fatigue, memory loss, psychosis, depression
You can see a list of our previous Medical Mnemonics here.

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