• ions
  • Under normal conditions, the opening of GABAA receptors permits the hyperpolarizing influx of chloride ions to inhibit postsynaptic neurons from firing. (wikipedia.org)
  • During this stage, intracellular chloride ion concentrations are high due to low KCC2 expression and high levels of a transporter known as NKCC1 (Na+/K+ chloride cotransporter 1), which moves chloride ions into cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, during embryonic development, the chloride gradient is such that stimulation of GABAA receptors and glycine receptors at inhibitory synapses causes chloride ions to flow out of cells, making the internal neuronal environment less negative (i.e. more depolarized) than it would be at rest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Depolarisation of the motor end plate causes potassium ions to leave the muscle cells, repolarising the muscle and closing the calcium channels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Water
  • Potassium chloride is used in some de-icing products that are designed to be safer for pets and plants, though these are inferior in melting quality to calcium chloride [lowest usable temperature 12 °F (−11 °C) v. −25 °F (−32 °C)]. It is also used in various brands of bottled water, as well as in bulk quantities for fossil fuel drilling purposes. (wikipedia.org)
  • you take a "potassium-sparing" diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride, spironolactone, or triamterene. (drugs.com)
  • Take potassium chloride with a full glass of water. (drugs.com)
  • chemical
  • As a chemical feedstock, it is used for the manufacture of potassium hydroxide and potassium metal. (wikipedia.org)
  • This agent fell out of favor with the introduction of potassium bicarbonate (Purple-K) dry chemical in the late 1960s, which was much less corrosive and more effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • report
  • Besides the patient history or a report of serum potassium low normal or low during an attack, the long exercise test is the current standard for medical testing. (wikipedia.org)
  • diarrhea
  • Potassium levels can be low as a result of a disease or from taking certain medicines, or after a prolonged illness with diarrhea or vomiting. (drugs.com)