- potassium deficiency
- Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood; may result from excessive potassium loss by the renal or gastrointestinal route, from decreased intake, or from transcellular shifts; manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities, and by renal and gastrointestinal disorders.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Hypokalemia; lower than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood.
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A deficiency of potassium in the blood -- called also hypopotassemia.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.