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Descriptor English: Hyperkalemia
Descriptor Spanish: Hiperpotasemia
Descriptor Portuguese: Hiperpotassemia
Descriptor French: Hyperkaliémie
Entry term(s): Hyperkalemias
Hyperpotassemia
Hyperpotassemias
Tree number(s): C18.452.950.396
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006947
Scope note: Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood, most often due to defective renal excretion. It is characterized clinically by electrocardiographic abnormalities (elevated T waves and depressed P waves, and eventually by atrial asystole). In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Annotation: high blood potassium levels; do not confuse with HYPOKALEMIA
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Paralysis, Hyperkalemic Periodic MeSH
DeCS ID: 7128
Unique ID: D006947
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/08
Hyperkalemia - Preferred
Concept UI M0010828
Scope note Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood, most often due to defective renal excretion. It is characterized clinically by electrocardiographic abnormalities (elevated T waves and depressed P waves, and eventually by atrial asystole). In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Preferred term Hyperkalemia
Entry term(s) Hyperkalemias
Hyperpotassemia
Hyperpotassemias



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