from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormally low concentration of potassium ions in the blood.
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- n. The condition of having an abnormally low concentration of potassium ions in the blood.
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- n. abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics
When evaluating the patient's acid-base and electrolyte status, the clinician most commonly notes hypokalemia and hyperglycemia.
It is critical to correct hypokalemia in order to successfully alkalinize the urine and enhance excretion of the aspirin.
Unfortunately, when mixed with sugar and ingested in high doses, caffeine is highly addicting and can induce hypokalemia abnormally low serum potassium.
“Magnesium deficiency has been demonstrated in 711% of hospitalized patients and is found to coexist in up to 40% of patients with other electrolyte abnormalities, particularly hypokalemia and to a lesser extent, hyponatremia or hypocalcemia.”
It could be hypokalemia, an aneurysm, an intimate encounter with a car, a rapid introduction of the back of my head to the ground, or any one of the many ways to die that there are.
Licorice has been a known cause of headaches, low blood calcium levels (hypokalemia) and high blood pressure.
Some of the early signs of low potassium (hypokalemia) are fatigue, muscle weakness and slow reflexes.
Undiagnosed and untreated, hypokalemia can result in decreased heart rate or death.
The side effects of this compound include edema, cardiac hypertrophy, and hypokalemia; it should be prescribed with caution 772.
Higher risk of intoxication in cases of hypokalemia, especially if combined with a diuretic.
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