potassium chloride


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potassium chloride

n.
A colorless crystalline solid or powder, KCl, used widely in fertilizers and in the preparation of most potassium compounds. Also called muriate of potash, potassium muriate.

potassium chloride

n
1. (Pharmacology) a white soluble crystalline substance used as a fertilizer and in medicine to prevent potassium deficiency. Formula: KCl
2. (Agriculture) a white soluble crystalline substance used as a fertilizer and in medicine to prevent potassium deficiency. Formula: KCl

potas′sium chlo′ride



n.
a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, KCl, used chiefly in the manufacture of fertilizers and mineral water, and as a source of other potassium compounds.
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Noun1.potassium chloride - salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
chloride - any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion)
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A forensic report of the deceased, that was released last week, confirmed that she had died due to multi-organ failure that was caused by "fast intravenous administration of Potassium Chloride (KCl)".
All forms of potassium chloride available in drug stores are in concentrated form and therefore need to be diluted and injected into a patient's vein slowly.
"Potassium chloride, especially, tastes really bitter and people really don't like it," Ross said.
The potassium chloride oral solution products approved today (potassium chloride oral solution USP, 10% (20 mEq/15 mL) and 20% (40 mEq/15 mL)) are eligible for 180 days of CGT exclusivity.
The company said the potassium chloride oral solution USP in 10% (20 mEq/15 ml) and 20% (40 mEq/15 ml)) are eligible for 180 days of CGT exclusivity.
The most common problem associated with potassium chloride infusion is pain.
(10) Thus, administration of exogenous potassium chloride will reinforce and prolong the blockade produced by bupivacaine.
Production using potassium chloride accounted for nearly 48% of the overall market during 2014.
Potassium chloride causes cardiac arrest and death after loss of consciousness.
Daniela Poggiali, 42, was arrested by police after the death of 78year old Rosa Calderoni due to a fatal injection or high dose of potassium chloride, the Huffington Post reported.
Potassium makes up far less than half of the weight of most of these potassium compounds, accounting for only 16.7% of the weight of potassium gluconate, 38.3% of potassium citrate and 52% of potassium chloride. Consequently, a product named "Potassium Gluconate 595 mg" will actually contain only about 99 mg of active "elemental" potassium.
Two vehicles transporting potassium chloride for bomb making were also captured, said police, adding that the warehouse contained 600 sacks of explosives that could be used for sabotage activities.

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