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Why does hypokalaemia cause paralysis?
Why does hypopotassium (or hypokalemia) cause paralysis in some cases?
on Wednesday 21st November 2012
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Cranial Nerve 4 Palsy
- This excerpt comes from a neuro-ophthalmology lecture from Ophthobook.com. Fourth nerve palsies effect the superior oblique muscle (trochlea).
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Spinal Cord Compression
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Correction of Critical Hypokalemia
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Radial nerve palsy
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- via YouTube Capture
Paralysis Attack (Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis)
- Video of a hypokalemic periodic paralysis attack.
Triangles of the Neck (Visual mnemonic)
- There are various triangles of the neck, largely divided by the sternocleidomastoid muscle to form anterior and posterior triangles. Some triangles are more 'important' that others, and this simpli...
Anatomy of the upper respiratory system
- Illustration of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and esophagus.