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    Pathophysiology: Hypokalemia

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    Describe the pathophysiology of hypokalemia and clinical manifestations.

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    Condition: lower than normal amount of potassium in the blood

    Potassium is needed for cells, especially nerve and muscle cells, to function properly. You get potassium through food. The kidneys remove excess potassium in the urine to keep a proper balance of the mineral in the body. In hypokalemia, the level of of potassium drops due to various reasons such as poor diet or eating disorders, ...

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    This solution covers the clinical manifestations of hypokalemia.