W. S. MCCANN, M. D., F.A.C.P.
In the practical management of patients with nephritis, regardless of the type, the question of the protein metabolism assumes a position of great importance. When one considers the varied rôles played by proteins in the body, the problem of controlling or modifying their behavior becomes one of great complexity. The catabolism of protein, giving rise to urea, sulphuric and phosphoric acids, must be limited to the capacities of damaged kidneys to excrete these substances. The anabolic demands for protein must not be overlooked, as physicians have been prone to do, because new protein synthesis is often urgently needed to replace
MCCANN WS. The Many Sided Question of Protein In Nephritis12. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:579–584. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-5-579
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(5):579-584.
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