Text-Book of Physiological Chemistry in Thirty Lectures Volume 1

Text-Book of Physiological Chemistry in Thirty Lectures Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... and many other foods which are rich in potash. As stated before, our ordinary food contains sufficient quantities of the inorganic salts, and it is, in general, not to be feared that too little of one or another salt will be taken into the system. Our diet is ordinarily a mixed one. If one article of food or another contains too little of any salt, the deficiency is made up by something else that is eaten. The fact that an exclusive diet of substances lacking in this or that salt may lead to disturbances will be shown later. Now, although it be granted that we need take no thought concerning the supply of inorganic material required by adults, the question arises whether the customary food of growing individuals likewise satisfies the requirements of the organism. This is a justifiable question, particularly in the case of mammals, and especially human children; for right in the midst of their growing period a" change takes place in their food which compels us to compare the composition of their first food, the milk, with that which is eaten subsequently. The amount of inorganic salts contained in milk must give us some idea as to the requirements of the young. The following table gives a summary of the contents of the ash from human milk and that of certain animals:1 1 Emil Abderhalden: Z. physiol. Chem. 26, 487 and 498 (1899); 27, 408 and 356 (1899). A glance at the above table shows that the composition of milk varies with different animals. The values also vary in the case of different animals of the same species, but during the suckling period the variation is only within narrow limits. We shall find that the amount of ash and also of the inorganic material bears a certain relation to the rapidity with which the tissue is formed as...
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  • Paperback | 326 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236556264