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  • adj. Having a low percentage of potassium in one's blood.

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Examples

  • As the residents hashed out the case, Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, one of the chief residents, thought of hypokalemic from the Latin, meaning low potassium periodic paralysis, a genetic disease that causes a transient paralysis similar to what the patient had.

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  • He tells me that he once saw a documentary about a boy with a genetic condition called hypokalemic periodic paralysis and used Google to find a connection with that illness and hyperthyroidism.

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  • Cardiovascular side effects have included fluid retention, sodium retention, congestive heart failure, potassium loss, hypokalemic alkalosis the most common metabolic abnormality resulting from vomiting and fluid loss.

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  • Alexia also suffers, as have other members of her family, from a rare form of a rare disease: hypokalemic periodic paralysis.

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  • There are two main varieties of periodic paralysis: hypokalemic periodic paralysis, where attacks are characterized by low potassium and which are improved by potassium administration, and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, where attacks are caused by potassium administration.

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  • In the inherited version of hypokalemic periodic paralysis, young men mostly are born with cells that have a tendency to suck up potassium under the right circumstances.

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  • Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis also called hyperthyroid hypokalemic periodic paralysis

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  • As the residents hashed out the case, Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, one of the chief residents, thought of hypokalemic meaning low potassium periodic paralysis, a genetic disease that causes a transient paralysis similar to what the patient had.

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  • As soon as he hit the enter key, page after page appeared, filled with articles describing an acquired version of hypokalemic periodic paralysis triggered by high levels of thyroid hormone.

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  • A number of other readers came close to the right answer by guessing hypokalemic periodic paralysis, but they didn't take the next step and link the condition to the patient's hyperthyroidism.

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