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Descriptor English: Potassium Chloride
Descriptor Spanish: Cloruro de Potasio
Descriptor Portuguese: Cloreto de Potássio
Descriptor French: Chlorure de potassium
Entry term(s): Chloride, Potassium
Slow-K
Tree number(s): D01.210.450.150.750
D01.745.625
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011189
Scope note: A white crystal or crystalline powder used in BUFFERS; FERTILIZERS; and EXPLOSIVES. It can be used to replenish ELECTROLYTES and restore WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE in treating HYPOKALEMIA.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Registry Number: 660YQ98I10
CAS Type 1 Name: Potassium chloride (KCl)
Public MeSH Note: 66
History Note: 66(64)
DeCS ID: 11627
Unique ID: D011189
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Potassium Chloride - Preferred
Concept UI M0017376
Scope note A white crystal or crystalline powder used in BUFFERS; FERTILIZERS; and EXPLOSIVES. It can be used to replenish ELECTROLYTES and restore WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE in treating HYPOKALEMIA.
Preferred term Potassium Chloride
Entry term(s) Chloride, Potassium
Slow-K - Narrower
Concept UI M0392726
Preferred term Slow-K



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