ROBERT W. GARIS, M.D.
The term prerenal azotemia was adopted by Fishberg1 in 1934 to designate that form of blood nitrogen retention not due primarily to renal insufficiency but to factors affecting the circulation or the composition of the blood before it reached the kidneys. The designation prerenal azotemia was deemed preferable to the older and frequently used expression extrarenal azotemia, since the latter failed to differentiate from the common azotemias due to obstruction of the urinary passages. Only in recent years, with the wide-spread development of laboratory medicine, has the commonplace character of prerenal types of nitrogen retention been recognized. Review of the
GARIS RW. PRERENAL UREMIA DUE TO PAPILLOMA OF RECTUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:916–926. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-916
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(5):916-926.
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