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Interrelations between Essential Metal Ions and Human Diseases

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Attention for Chapter 2: Sodium and potassium in health and disease.
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 133)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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Chapter title
Sodium and potassium in health and disease.
Chapter number 2
Book title
Interrelations between Essential Metal Ions and Human Diseases
Published in
Metal ions in life sciences, November 2013
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7500-8_2
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-40-077499-5, 978-9-40-077500-8

Hana R. Pohl, John S. Wheeler, H. Edward Murray, Pohl, Hana R., Wheeler, John S., Murray, H. Edward


Astrid Sigel, Helmut Sigel, Roland K.O. Sigel


Sodium and potassium are essential for human health. They are important ions in the body and are associated with many physiologic and pathophysiologic processes. The chapter summarizes the basic physiologic actions of sodium and potassium on membranes of the neurologic and muscular systems. It provides information regarding the kinetics, i.e., absorption, distribution, and excretion of these ions and their movement between the intracellular and extracellular compartments. It also explains the physiologic systems that can influence proper homeostasis between sodium and potassium. Concentrations of sodium in the blood that exceed or do not reach the normal value range are called hypernatremia or hyponatremia, respectively. Similarly, the clinicians recognize hyperkalemia and hypokalemia. Pathologies associated with these states are described and examples of some of the diseases are presented here.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 143 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 13%
Student > Master 18 13%
Student > Postgraduate 11 8%
Researcher 10 7%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 40 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 8%
Chemistry 10 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Other 36 25%
Unknown 45 31%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 March 2022.
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