potassium chloride


: a crystalline salt KCl occurring as a mineral and in natural waters and used especially as a fertilizer

Examples of potassium chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These reviver salt pills contain sodium chloride and potassium chloride – two key electrolytes that help maintain fluid balance in the body. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 Aug. 2023 To support overall health and well-being, this recipe includes vital nutrients such as omega fatty acids and potassium chloride. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 The American Heart Association is recommending, for example, that the FDA do similar modeling studies here and that regulators consider running an educational campaign explaining the policy change, as well as requiring labeling on foods that have replaced salt with potassium chloride. Nicholas Florko, STAT, 15 Aug. 2023 Main Ingredients: Lamb, lamb meal, peas, lentils, chickpeas, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, natural vegetable flavor, lamb heart, lamb liver, lamb kidney, lamb spleen, fenugreek seed, potassium chloride, choline chloride, salmon oil, calcium carbonate, taurine. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Oct. 2022 That drug was followed by two more: vecuronium bromide, a paralytic, and potassium chloride, which stops the heart. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2021 The records did contain a text exchange between two unidentified individuals whose names had been blacked out in the records, the night before Smith's scheduled execution starting at around 8 p.m. with one person asking for the lab results on the midazolam and potassium chloride. Fox News, 14 May 2022 Trade sanctions include a ban on imports from Belarus of goods used for the production or manufacturing of tobacco products, mineral fuels, bituminous substances and gaseous hydrocarbon products, potassium chloride, wood, cement, iron and steel and rubber, according to documents seen by Bloomberg. Aliaksandr Kudrytski, Bloomberg.com, 3 Mar. 2022 Or consider a sprinkle of potassium chloride or monosodium glutamate for extra savoriness. Sarah Garone, Health, 7 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potassium chloride was in 1866

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“Potassium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20chloride. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

potassium chloride

: a salt used as a fertilizer

Medical Definition

potassium chloride

: a crystalline salt KCl that occurs as a mineral and in natural waters and is used especially in the treatment of potassium deficiency see k-dur, klor-con

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