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Hypokalemia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hypokalemia
Tree Number(s)
C18.452.950.565
Unique ID
D007008
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007008
Annotation
low blood potassium levels; do not confuse with HYPERKALEMIA
Scope Note
Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood. It may result from potassium loss by renal secretion or by the gastrointestinal route, as by vomiting or diarrhea. It may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Hypopotassemia
NLM Classification #
QU 270
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1993/06/02
Hypokalemia Preferred
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