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Potassium Deficiency

A condition due to decreased dietary intake of potassium, as in starvation or failure to administer in intravenous solutions, or to gastrointestinal loss in diarrhea, chronic laxative abuse, vomiting, gastric suction, or bowel diversion. Severe potassium deficiency may produce muscular weakness and lead to paralysis and respiratory failure. Muscular malfunction may result in hypoventilation, paralytic ileus, hypotension, muscle twitches, tetany, and rhabomyolysis. Nephropathy from potassium deficit impairs the concentrating mechanism, producing polyuria and decreased maximal urinary concentrating ability with secondary polydipsia. (Merck Manual, 16th ed)
Also Known As:
Deficiencies, Potassium; Deficiency, Potassium; Potassium Deficiencies
Networked: 249 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 16 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Heart Failure
2. Fatigue
3. Paralysis (Palsy)
4. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
5. Muscle Weakness

Experts

1. Pogorelova, V N: 3 articles (09/2014 - 07/2002)
2. Pogorelov, A G: 3 articles (09/2014 - 07/2002)
3. Lu, Lin: 2 articles (09/2015 - 12/2006)
4. Li, Liqin: 2 articles (09/2015 - 03/2015)
5. Lu, Liming: 2 articles (09/2015 - 03/2015)
6. Shin, Ryoung: 2 articles (01/2012 - 08/2005)
7. Schachtman, Daniel P: 2 articles (03/2010 - 08/2005)
8. Armengaud, Patrick: 2 articles (01/2010 - 06/2007)
9. Amtmann, Anna: 2 articles (01/2010 - 06/2007)
10. Chen, Yong: 1 article (09/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Potassium Deficiency:
1. MagnesiumIBA
2. PotassiumIBA
3. Potassium ChlorideFDA LinkGeneric
4. Ornithine Decarboxylase (Decarboxylase, Ornithine)IBA
5. Testosterone (Sustanon)FDA Link
6. Type 1 Angiotensin ReceptorIBA
7. Vitamin DFDA LinkGeneric
8. Potassium Magnesium AspartateIBA
9. BoronIBA
10. SodiumIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Cystectomy
2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3. Surgical Instruments (Clip)
4. Gastrectomy
5. Electrodes (Electrode)