sodium-potassium pump

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so·di·um-po·tas·si·um pump

A mechanism of active transport that moves potassium ions into and sodium ions out of a cell.
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The sodium-potassium pump, Na K ATPase, is an important enzyme located in the membrane of animal cells.
This causes a significant decrease in the energy for the sodium-potassium pump in the proximal tubules (3).
The mechanism of the hypokalemia-induced rhabdomyolysis in PA is still not clear, but some reports suggest that the enhanced muscle sodium-potassium pump (ATPase) activity may cause an increased potassium entry into the cells.
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