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LP15098-4   Potassium
Potassium (symbol K from Latin:kalium) is a key chemical element involved in neuron function and influencing osmotic balance between cells and interstitial fluid. Depletion in potassium levels results in deficient fluid and electrolyte balance in the body as well as various nervous and cardiac dysfunctions. Studies suggest diets high in potassium can reduce the risk of hypertension and possibly stroke. Foods rich in potassium include parsley, dried apricots, potatoes, bananas, avocados, soybeans, and bran, as well as most fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Overall, clear cases of potassium deficiency are rare in healthy individuals. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Potassium (Wikipedia)

LP15098-4   Potassium
An element that belongs to the alkali group of metals. Symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the main cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte and it plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the water-electrolyte balance. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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Additional Names

Short Name
Potassium ?Tm Ur-sCnc
Display Name
Potassium Unsp time (U) [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Potassium, Urine

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.13
Last Updated
Version 2.73
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LOINC Group Group Name
LG35178-9 Potassium|SCnc|Urine

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 钾:物质的量浓度:XXX:尿液:定量型:
Synonyms: K;K+;钾离子 不做说明的时间;不明时间;未作详细说明的时间;未作说明的时间 克分子浓度;克分子浓度(单位体积);摩尔浓度;摩尔浓度(单位体积);物质的量浓度(单位体积) 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 尿;小便;下泉
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Potas:Stężenie substancji:Nieokreślony:Mocz:ilościowy:
Synonyms: K Niespecyficzny;Nierozpoznany
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) potasio:concentración de sustancia:xxx:orina:cuantitativo:
fr-CA French (Canada) Potassium:Concentration de substance:XXX:Urine:Quantitatif:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Kaalium:SCnc:XXX:U:Qn:
Synonyms: Aine kontsentratsioon Kvantitatiivne Täpsustamata Uriin
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Potássio:SCnc:XXX:Urina:Qn:
Synonyms: K+; Potass; K; Substance concentration; Level; ?Tm; Ur; UR; Urn; UA; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Chemistry
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Potasio:Concentración de sustancia:No especificado:Orina:Qn:
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 칼륨:물질농도:XXX:뇨:정량:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Potassio:SCnc:XXX:Urine:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Non specificato
fr-FR French (France) Potassium:Moles/Volume:Non précisé:Urine:Numérique:
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Potasyum:SubKons:XXX:İdrar:Kant:
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Калий:МолКонц:XXX:Моча:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Неустановленный
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) kalium:mol/volume:niet gespecificeerd:urine:kwantitatief:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Potassium:Concentration de substance:XXX:Urine:Quantitatif:
Synonyms: K+
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Potasio:Concentración de sustancias:No especificado:Orina:Cuantitativo:

Example Units

Unit Source
nmol/L Example UCUM Units

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