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CHEMICAL CHANGES IN THE BODY OCCURRING AS THE RESULT OF VOMITING

ALEXIS F. HARTMANN, M.D.; FRANCIS SCOTT SMYTH, M.D.; ANNA E. MOSER
Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(1):1-28. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130070008001.
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Although considerable attention has been given to the occurrence and significance of acidosis, it is only recently that changes of body neutrality to the alkaline side have received much notice.1

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE  Wilson and his co-workers2 were among the first to consider alkalosis as a possible cause of tetany. They found, following parathyroidectomy, that there was a slight increase in the pH or alkalinity of the blood, a change in the hemoglobin dissociation curve and a rise in alveolar carbon dioxide tension. Accompanying these changes there was found also an increase in urinary pH (alkalinity) with diminished ammonia and acid excretion. It was further assumed that with the onset of tetany, the acid products of muscular contraction were sufficient to change this primary increased alkalinity to a normal or more acid reaction.In 1918, McCann3 reported chemical analyses of the blood following parathyroidectomy,

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