Potassium chloride lethal dosage

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Florida will execute Henry with the drug midazolam, in combination with a paralyzing drug and potassium chloride. Midazolam is new for this purpose; it produces sedation, amnesia, and, in medically prescribed dosages, it lacks the ability to kill. Florida will make deadly what is naturally not by using a dosage much larger than ever given by a physician. Scientifically, this reasoning is flawed as the drug works like a key in a lock.
The contractions of the heart are controlled by chemical (electrolytes- potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride) impulses, which fire at a rate which controls the beat of the heart. The cells that create the impulses are called pacemaker cells. IST effects the Sinoatrial Node. The sinoatrial node (SA node) is responsible for the whole heart's beat and is made up of cardiac myocyte cells which is muscle fiber.
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