Major Electrolyte Levels in the Blood: Potassium


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Vomiting can lead to alkalosis through the loss of gastric acid. Alkalosis is one of the causes of _____.

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1. How would you expect potassium levels to be affected in a patient who is experiencing acidosis?

2. How does Addison's disease affect potassium levels in the body?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what happens when potassium levels in the blood are not regular. You will be quizzed on topics such as alkalosis and Addison's disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Alkalosis
  • Acidosis
  • Addison's disease
  • Normal level of potassium in the body
  • Signs of hyperkalemia

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related potassium blood level lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as alkalosis and acidosis
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the signs of hyperkalemia

Additional Learning

To learn more about potassium levels in the blood, review the accompanying lesson called Major Electrolyte Levels in the Blood: Potassium. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what hyperkalemia is
  • Review the causes and symptoms of hyperkalemia
  • Understand the causes of hypokalemia