Definition of potassium
: a silver-white soft light low-melting monovalent metallic element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature especially combined in minerals — see element table
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Sweat has electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and calcium.
Use Morbloom, high in phosphorus and potassium instead. 7.
People also need electrolytes — the calcium, potassium and other essential minerals and vitamins that control fluid balance and keep energy flowing through the body.
One tablespoon of coffee powder has 5.2 grams of fiber and 301 mg of potassium.
Nonetheless, HCTZ could have led to your mother’s low sodium and potassium levels.
Possible health benefits: Acai berries have more antioxidants per serving than any other berries, and they're packed with amino acids as well as vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc.
While the amount of fat in your milk may vary, know that all cow’s milk contains the same nine essential nutrients: Calcium, protein, vitamin D, phosphorus, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B-12, magnesium, potassium, and niacin.
In 2014, the Indiana Department of Corrections unilaterally chose a three-drug process of methohexital, potassium chloride and pancuronium bromide for lethal injections.
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Origin and Etymology of potassium
New Latin, from potassa potash, from English potash
First Known Use: circa 1807See Words from the same year
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Definition of potassium for English Language Learners
: a soft, silver-white metal that is used especially in farming and industry
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Definition of potassium for Students
: a silvery soft light metallic chemical element found especially in minerals
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