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Functions of Potassium


Potassium functions in the intracellular fluids the same as Na does in the extracellular fluids.

The major functions of K in the animal body are to:

  • maintain water balance
  • maintain osmotic pressure
  • maintain acid-base balance
  • activate enzymes
  • help metabolize carbohydrates and proteins
  • regulate neuromuscular activity (along with Ca)