Potassium Homeostasis

The catecholamines can play an important role in the short-term regulation of plasma potassium levels. Stimulation of hepatic a-adrenoceptors will result in the release of potassium from the liver. In contrast, stimulation of ( 2-adrenoceptors, particularly in skeletal muscle, will lead to the uptake of potassium into this tissue. The (2-adrenoceptors are linked to the enzyme Na+, K+ adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase). Excessive stimulation of these (2-adrenoceptors may produce hy-pokalemia, which in turn can be a cause of cardiac arrhythmias.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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