Send us a Message



Submit Data |  Help |  Video Tutorials |  News |  Publications |  Download |  REST API |  Citing RGD |  Contact   

Ontology Browser

Term:
Potassium Deficiency (DOID:9005267)
Annotations: Rat: (2) Mouse: (2) Human: (2) Chinchilla: (2) Bonobo: (2) Dog: (2) Squirrel: (2) Pig: (2)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
acquired night blindness 
Avitaminosis +   
biotin deficiency 
copper deficiency myelopathy 
endemic goiter 
folic acid deficiency anemia +   
iron deficiency anemia +   
Keshan disease  
pernicious anemia +   
Potassium Deficiency  
A condition due to decreased dietary intake of potassium, as in starvation or failure to administer in intravenous solutions, or to gastrointestinal loss in diarrhea, chronic laxative abuse, vomiting, gastric suction, or bowel diversion. Severe potassium deficiency may produce muscular weakness and lead to paralysis and respiratory failure. Muscular malfunction may result in hypoventilation, paralytic ileus, hypotension, muscle twitches, tetany, and rhabomyolysis. Nephropathy from potassium deficit impairs the concentrating mechanism, producing POLYURIA and decreased maximal urinary concentrating ability with secondary POLYDIPSIA. (Merck Manual, 16th ed)
primary hypomagnesemia +   
Protein Deficiency +   
protein-energy malnutrition +   
pyridoxine deficiency anemia  
riboflavin deficiency  
Zinc Deficiency +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: Potassium Deficiencies
Primary IDs: MESH:D011191 ;   RDO:0006399
Definition Sources: MESH:D011191

paths to the root