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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)
- Potassium Deficiency
- Deficiencies, Potassium
- Deficiency, Potassium
- Potassium Deficiencies
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Potassium Deficiency" by people in Profiles.
Risk of respiratory failure among hospitalized patients with various admission serum potassium levels. Hosp Pract (1995). 2020 Mar 14; 48(2):75-79.
Ask the doctor. The June 2013 issue states on page 3 that "it's important to increase potassium intake, particularly if you take a diuretic." But on page 5, it says that if you take spironolactone (which I do), you should avoid high-potassium foods. I'm confused--should I be eating bananas and other potassium-rich foods or not? Harv Heart Lett. 2014 Mar; 24(7):2.
Alternans resonance and propagation block during supernormal conduction in cardiac tissue with decreased [K(+)](o). Biophys J. 2010 Apr 07; 98(7):1129-38.
Reduced expression of Kir6.2/SUR2A subunits explains KATP deficiency in K+-depleted rats. Neuromuscul Disord. 2008 Jan; 18(1):74-80.
A primary Sjögren's syndrome patient with distal renal tubular acidosis, who presented with symptoms of hypokalemic periodic paralysis: Report of a case study and review of the literature. Rheumatol Int. 2005 Nov; 26(1):86-9.
ESPE/LWPES consensus statement on diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents. Arch Dis Child. 2004 Feb; 89(2):188-94.
Monocytic cell necrosis is mediated by potassium depletion and caspase-like proteases. Am J Physiol. 1999 03; 276(3):C717-24.
Should we continue to recommend that a deficit of KCl be treated with NaCl? A fresh look at chloride-depletion metabolic alkalosis. Nephron. 1994; 67(3):263-9.
Molecules internalized by clathrin-independent endocytosis are delivered to endosomes containing transferrin receptors. J Cell Biol. 1993 Oct; 123(1):89-97.
Kaliuretic response to aldosterone: influence of the content of potassium in the diet. Am J Kidney Dis. 1993 Feb; 21(2):152-60.