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potassium

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n. a mineral element and an important constituent of the human body. It is the main base ion of intracellular fluid. Together with sodium, it helps to maintain the electrical...

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pseudohypoaldosteronism

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A disorder marked by salt wasting in infancy despite high levels of aldosterone. Autosomal recessive pseudohypoaldosteronism type I can be caused by mutation in the α, β, or γ subunits of...

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rhabdomyolysis

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n. the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle cells, with the release of myoglobin and other potentially toxic cell components. Blood levels of creatine kinase are raised. It can...

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