total body potassium


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total body potassium

The sum of all the potassium in the human body, used as one indicator of muscle mass. More than half of the potassium in the human body is within skeletal muscle.
See also: potassium
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If serum potassium levels are even just slightly low on the first test, that means that total body potassium is probably critically low and must be replenished before giving the patient insulin," Dr.