LP15098-4     Potassium

DESCRIPTION
  Part: Potassium
  Description: 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.
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  Part: Potassium
  Description: 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.
 
 

BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Type: COMPONENT
  Status: ACTIVE
  Molecular Wt: 39.098 g/mol
  Created On: 5/4/2000

RELATED CODES
Code System Code Code Text Code Version
   http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov   5462222   Potassium   
   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm   8588   Potassium   

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  钾     K;K+;钾离子
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  kalium      
 
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  Kaalium      
 
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)   SYNONYMS
  Potassium     K+
 
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  Potassium      
 
  Greek (GREECE)  (From: Efstratia Kontaxi, MD, MSc, and Evripidis Stefanidis, MD, with technical support from Panagiotis Kontaxis, Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering.)    
  Κάλιο      
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
  Potassio      
 
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)    
  Калий      
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)   SYNONYMS
  Potasio     K
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  Potasyum      

INTERNAL FIELDS
  Detail Page Created On: 6/20/2019 9:32:24 AM
  Display name: Potassium
  Preferred Abbreviation: Potassium