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Potassium

"Potassium" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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An element that is in the alkali group of metals. It has an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte and it plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the water-electrolyte balance.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Potassium" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Potassium" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 39 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1987 and 1992 and 1996
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