How is potassium homeostasis maintained?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Potassium homeostasis is maintained predominantly through the regulation of renal excretion; the adrenal gland and pancreas also play significant roles. The most important site of regulation is the renal collecting duct, where aldosterone receptors are present.


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