THE CIRCADIAN TIDE OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The report presents a collection of facts derived from investigations of the activity of physiological systems central nervous system, digestive apparatus, cardio-vascular, and basal metabolish at night, especially in sleep. It was found that many changes have a more expressed pathological trend at night. Practical suggestions are given as to how to exploit the circadian fluctuations of physiological functions for the diagnosis of ailments, how to administer drugs efficiently, and how to provide food to night-workers.
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