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What is the definition or description of: potassium chloride?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Potassium salt: Potassium chloride is medication that is often given to replace lost potassium. Potassium is a critical ingredient in the function of cells especially in the contraction of muscles including the heart.
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: It is a chemical compound which has potassium and chloride in it- medically used to replace potassium either by mouth or intra venously.

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