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Nils Hartung has edited the Flexikon article Heart murmur
Heart murmurs are pathological, meaning unhealthy current as well as valve generated sounds, originating from the heart. With that they differ from the normal physiological heart sounds.

The most common cause for heart murmurs are ... [more]
Konstantin Weil has published the Flexikon article Hypokalemia
Hypokalemia is defined as a serum potassium level below 3.6 mmol/l.

There are several mechanisms that can lead to hypokalemia:
Increased secretion, with the possibilities of:Primary renal loss: e.g. due to chronic interstitial nephritis, ... [more]
Konstantin Weil has published the Flexikon article Loop diuretic
Loop diuretics are highly effective diuretic drugs (diuretics). They can induce an increase of urine production of 30 to 40 liters per day, under the condition that infusions are used to replace lost fluid.

Most loop diuretics are ... [more]
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