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What is potassium mostly used for?

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2007-06-19 19:56:05

Potassium is an electrolyte. It is normally prescribed for

hypokalemia( low potassium in the blood) Potassium is required for

many functions in the body but has a major influence on the

contractility of muscles and especially the muscleof the heart. If

too little potassium is in the body it can result in cardiac

dysrhythmias (abnormal beating of the heart) as well as many other

muscular dysfunctions.

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