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Potassium MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Potassium
Tree Number(s)
D01.268.549.550
D01.268.557.575
D01.552.528.652
D01.552.547.650
Unique ID
D011188
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011188
Annotation
/blood: note also HYPERKALEMIA and HYPOKALEMIA; POTASSIUM, DIETARY is also available
Scope Note
An element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
Registry Number
RWP5GA015D
Related Numbers
7440-09-7
CAS Type 1 Name
Potassium
See Also
Hyperkalemia
Hypokalemia
Potassium Isotopes
Potassium Radioisotopes
Entry Combination
deficiency:Potassium Deficiency
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2014/06/12
Potassium Preferred
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