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Descriptor in English: Hypokalemia
Descriptor in Spanish: Hipopotasemia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Hipopotassemia
Descriptor in French: Hypokaliémie
Entry term(s): Hypokalemias
Hypopotassemia
Hypopotassemias
Tree number(s): C18.452.950.565
Scope note: Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood. It may result from potassium loss by renal secretion or by the gastrointestinal route, as by vomiting or diarrhea. It may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Annotation: low blood potassium levels; do not confuse with HYPERKALEMIA
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
DeCS UI: 7186
Descriptor UI: D007008
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1993/06/02
Hypokalemia - Preferred
Concept UI M0010909
Scope note Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood. It may result from potassium loss by renal secretion or by the gastrointestinal route, as by vomiting or diarrhea. It may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Preferred term Hypokalemia
Entry term(s) Hypokalemias
Hypopotassemia
Hypopotassemias



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