Hormonal and pharmacological modification of plasma potassium homeostasis.


Human skeletal muscles contain the largest single pool of K+ in the body (2600 mmol, 46 times the total K+ content of the extracellular space). Intense exercise may double arterial plasma K+ in one min. This is because of excitation-induced release of K+ from the working muscle cells via K+ channels. This hyperkalemia is rapidly corrected by reaccumulation… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-8206.2010.00859.x


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