INVESTIGATIONS ON ARTIFICIAL RESTRICTION OF PROTEIN METABOLISM IN FEBRILE SHEEP
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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This report attempts to prove that inanition which accompanies fever is responsible for the exchangeable fraction of protein loss while the other fraction is due to the fever-producing toxins. Attempts have been made to restrict or abolish the protein loss due to the latter by supplying large quantities of carbohydrates. If this should be possible in the same manner and to the same extent as it is in the fasting healthy individual then certain concepts can be formed on the causes of this part of abnormal nitrogen excretion because it too would be replaceable just like the fraction of protein catabolized during fasting. It must be emphasized, however, that equal quantities of carbohydrates given during fever then ought to reduce the protein metabolism at the same rate as is the case in the healthy individual.
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