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Hyperkalemia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hyperkalemia
Tree Number(s)
C18.452.950.396
Unique ID
D006947
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006947
Annotation
high blood potassium levels; do not confuse with HYPOKALEMIA
Scope Note
Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood, most often due to defective renal excretion. It is characterized clinically by electrocardiographic abnormalities (elevated T waves and depressed P waves, and eventually by atrial asystole). In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Hyperpotassemia
NLM Classification #
QU 270
See Also
Paralysis, Hyperkalemic Periodic
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/08
Hyperkalemia Preferred
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