HENRY M. THOMAS JR., F.A.C.P.; HAMILTON SOUTHWORTH
The present day conception of the functional activity of the renal unit has changed the views of the clinician in regard to renal threshold for glucose. It is now believed that the glucose content of glomerular fluid approximates that of the plasma of arterial blood and that in a normal kidney under ordinary conditions, practically all of the glucose is reabsorbed in the first portion of the tubule. The so-called renal threshold is measured in terms of the level of blood sugar at which sugar appears in the urine. Actually, it depends entirely on the functional ability, at any given
THOMAS HM, SOUTHWORTH H. THE RENAL THRESHOLD FOR GLUCOSE; CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ON A CASE OF NON-DIABETIC (RENAL) GLYCOSURIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1560–1575. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-10-1560
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(10):1560-1575.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Nephrology.
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