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    What happens to the resting membrane potential of a neuron if the extracellular K+ levels decrease (in response to kindey failure)?

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    Decreased K+ levels due to kidney failure is a condition referred to as Hypokalemia. The normal concentration of potassium (K+) in the serum is in the range of 3.5-5.0 mM. ...

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    This question is a practical problem that asks what happens after kidney failure. In particular, the question asks what happens to the resting membrane potential of neurons. The solution answers this question and provides some background to further understand the problem and solution.

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