T. L. ALTHAUSEN, M.D.
The glycogen of the liver has a far reaching influence on the well-being of the body. Not only is the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and probably proteins disturbed when hepatic glycogen is drastically diminished, but the liver and the entire organism become more susceptible to toxic influences causing functional or organic damage. The glycogen content of the liver is reduced in diffuse injuries to this organ. This is true both of experimental animals after such procedures as administration of hepatic poisons or ligature of the common bile duct and of human beings suffering from diseases of the liver. A virtual
ALTHAUSEN TL. Effects of the Administration of Glucose and Insulin on the Glycogen Content of Normal and Experimental Damaged Livers12. Ann Intern Med. ;6:193–200. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-2-193
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(2):193-200.
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