Electrolyte Emergencies (Mg,K)
G.M. Berlyne once defined magnesium as the Cinderella of the divalent ions. Nevertheless an increasing amount of interest is growing on Mg-related problems in the ICU. Magnesium and potassium share a lot of physiological actions and interplay with each other in neuromuscular and cardiovascular functions, which are very likely to be deranged in the critically ill. So theoretical knowledge and practical attention of both of them is required of the intensive care specialist.
KeywordsCalcium Gluconate Intravenous Magnesium Digitalis Toxicity Plasma Potassium Concentration Renal Loss
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