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The etomidate is followed by rocuronium bromide, a paralytic, and finally, potassium acetate, which stops the heart.
Water balance throughout the body is maintained by electrolytes (sodium in salt, calcium, potassium, magnesium, etc.)
That drug was paired with two other drugs, rocuronium bromide and potassium acetate.
Fisher, grey-haired and tall in light green scrubs, explains what’s happening inside the high-pressure chamber: potassium hydroxide is being mixed with water heated to 150°C.
Potassium phosphates — on the market since the 1980s and used for renal failure patients, preemies and patients undergoing chemotherapy — cost Medicaid an extra $1.8 million in 2016.
The reaction of white phosphorus with potassium chlorate, for instance, is a violent and potent one, and blowing up a metal pound coin shows what that reaction can do.
In the 1980s, Tylenol capsules were purposely tainted with potassium cyanide, leading to the deaths of seven people in the Chicago area.
Arginine bicarbonate plugs the exposed pores in your teeth for immediate relief, while other ingredients, such as potassium nitrate and strontium chloride, block pain signals to the brain.
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Origin and Etymology of potassium
First Known Use: circa 1807See Words from the same year
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: a soft, silver-white metal that is used especially in farming and industry
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