GEORGE A. WOLF JR., M.D.
Although in urologic literature a syndrome of so-called reflex anuria has been recognized, its explanation has never been satisfactory. Kasten,1 in classifying the anurias, includes an inhibitory form of reflex anuria said to be the result of a fall in blood pressure below the critical level necessary for glomerular filtration. He states that such anurias may accompany a fall in renal blood pressure following splanchnic stimulation in abdominal operations. Another more common cause of reflex anuria is said to be the decreased glomerular filtration pressure resulting from a fall in systemic blood pressure associated with shock from painful injuries or
WOLF GA. MECHANISM OF REFLEX ANURIA(MECHANISM OF REFLEX ANURIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:99–102. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-1-99
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(1):99-102.
Nephrology, Neurology, Urological Disorders.
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