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LP15098-4PotassiumActive

Descriptions

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 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ 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

Basic Part Properties

Name
Potassium
Type
Component
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Potassium

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Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (CHINA)

Synonyms: K;K+;钾离子
nl-NLDutch (NETHERLANDS)
kalium
et-EEEstonian (ESTONIA)
Kaalium
fr-BEFrench (BELGIUM)
Potassium
Synonyms: K+
fr-CAFrench (CANADA)
Potassium
el-GRGreek (GREECE)
Κάλιο
it-ITItalian (ITALY)
Potassio
ru-RURussian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
Калий
es-ESSpanish (SPAIN)
Potasio
Synonyms: K;K+
tr-TRTurkish (TURKEY)
Potasyum
Synonyms: K+