oa South African Medical Journal - Paralytic ileus due to potassium depletion

Volume 27, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



1. Two cases are descriptionbed in which hypokalaemia is thought to have been the etiologcal factor in the production of paralytic ileus. 2. The treatment of these cases is discussed. 3. The physiology of the potassium ion is briefly discussed.

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