A Manual of the Eclectic Treatment of Disease, Designed for the Many Students and Practitioners Who Are Now Diligently Searching for Knowledge of the Most Direct Action of Drugs, as Applied to Specfic Conditions of Disease Volume 2

A Manual of the Eclectic Treatment of Disease, Designed for the Many Students and Practitioners Who Are Now Diligently Searching for Knowledge of the Most Direct Action of Drugs, as Applied to Specfic Conditions of Disease Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...cause. A notable exception, however, to this is in the case of chronic interstitial nephritis--the small red kidney or the contracting kidney, which is found late in life, usually after fifty-five years of age. Disease of the heart, either acute or chronic, or circulatory conditions extreme in character, induced by the action of heart or circulatory stimulants, will cause the appearance of considerable quantity of albumin in the urine at certain times. Symptomatology: --Therc are no symptoms independent of those of the underlying disease which will suggest the presence of albumin in the urine. Familiarity with the causes of this condition will suggest to the physician the necessity for an examination of the urine. Diagnosis: --The determination of the presence of albumin in the urine is by no means difficult. There are certain simple infallible tests, to which we may readily resort. The presence of a sediment in the urine has no significance in determining the presence of albumin unless it be plainly that of blood or pus. A uric acid or phosphatic sediment or a sediment of the urates does not indicate the presence of albumin. The substance is more frequently, present in clear, normally colored urine, with a specific gravity at or above the normal point. The albumin found in interstitial nephritis at that stage of the disease when there is an excretion of a very large amount of the watery constituents of the urine, is present in very small quantity in colorless urine of low specific gravity. When albumin is present from parenchymatous nephritis during early middle life, the urine is usually of high specific gravity, of clear, deep amber color, and the albumin is present in large quantity. It will precipitate upon the addition of the proper.show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673842X
  • 9781236738424