potassium chloride

noun

Definition of 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 Oklahoma resumed executing inmates in October; executions had been halted since 2015 after Glossip was almost put to death with potassium acetate — a chemical used to de-ice airplane wings — instead of potassium chloride. Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2022 The state's lethal injection protocol uses a combination of the drugs midazolam as a sedative, vecuronium bromide as a paralytic, and potassium chloride to stop the heart. Andy Rose And Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 10 June 2022 Tennessee uses a three-drug series to put inmates to death: midazolam, a sedative to render the inmate unconscious; vecuronium bromide, to paralyze the inmate; and potassium chloride, to stop the heart. Fox News, 14 May 2022 Tennessee uses a three-drug series to put inmates to death: midazolam, a sedative to render the inmate unconscious; vecuronium bromide, to paralyze the inmate; and potassium chloride, to stop the heart. NBC News, 2 May 2022 The only drawback is that potassium chloride is relatively expensive, costing $25 to $35 per 50-pound bag. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 7 Feb. 2022 Tennessee uses a three-drug series to put inmates to death: midazolam, a sedative to render the inmate unconscious; vecuronium bromide, to paralyze the inmate; and potassium chloride, to stop the heart. Fox News, 14 May 2022 Tennessee uses a three-drug series to put inmates to death: midazolam, a sedative to render the inmate unconscious; vecuronium bromide, to paralyze the inmate; and potassium chloride, to stop the heart. NBC News, 2 May 2022 Tennessee uses a three-drug series to put inmates to death: midazolam, a sedative to render the inmate unconscious; vecuronium bromide, to paralyze the inmate; and potassium chloride, to stop the heart. Fox News, 14 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of potassium chloride

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potassium chloride was in 1866

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20 Jun 2022

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“Potassium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20chloride. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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potassium chloride

noun

Medical Definition of 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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