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electrolyte, electrolyte imbalance, extracellular fluid, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, intracellular fluid, potassium



  1. Reid, Linda K. JD, MSN, RN


Abstract: This article is a review of the ion potassium. After a brief review of intracellular and extracellular fluid compartments, the history and physiology of potassium, and the causes, signs and symptoms, and treatments of hyperkalemia and hypokalemia are covered. Both medical treatments and nursing considerations are included. This article also reviews evidence-based practice and recent research on potassium.