On the Reproductive Organs, and the Venereal

On the Reproductive Organs, and the Venereal

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...and straining.. 484. The general health becomes markedly affected when the disease is severe; the bowels are constipated; the appetite impaired; the skin dry, harsh and sallow; and considerable loss of flesh and strength. The urine varies greatly; in the milder cases it seems nearly natural, but in the more severe cases, it contains mucus, pus, and the phosphates. Sometimes it is so thick by the presence of these materials that it is vdided with difiiculty. 485. In some cases, when of long duration, we find the symptoms very severe. The urine is passed frequently both night and day, and with great tenesmus. There is no resisting the inclination to its passage, and if resisted, the tenesmus only becomes greater. In some cases it starts with difiiculty, and the patient suffers intense agony for some minutes before the stream starts. In other cases, it starts freely, but is suddenly arrested, either by the contraction of the circular fibres, or by a forcing down of the mucous membrane from undue contraction of the detrusor urinoe, and in still others from the passage of mucus. In some cases, the tenesmus is such that prolapse of the bowel occurs during micturition. 486. Chronic cystitis is determined by the location of the pains and tenderness, and its association with difiiculty in passing water, and alteration in the urine dependent upon the changed secretions of the bladder. Mucus in urine may be determined by its action on litmus paper, by its particles coagulating into a thin, semi-opaque membrane, on the addition of Nitric Acid, and by its soon undergoing putrefactive decomposition, hecoming ammoniacal. Pus in urine generally falls to the bottom when allowed to stand; Acetic Acid has no effect on it, but if agitated with Liquor Potassae..show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792629
  • 9781236792624