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During the last 10 years diuretic agents have become of paramount importance in clinical medicine. The widespread use of these agents has placed an increasing burden of responsibility on the physician regarding the proper choice, natural history and complications of diuretic therapy. To provide the best service to his patient when using a diuretic agent, the physician must now substitute rational therapy for his previous empirical choices. Urgently needed has been information under one cover concerning the fundamentals of renal physiology, the pathophysiology of edema and the mechanisms of diuretic agents. Dr. Pitts, who needs no introduction to students of
The Physiological Basis of Diuretic Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;53:420–421. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-2-420_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(2):420-421.
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