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Few, if any, therapeutic problems can be at once approached so logically and yet so hard to teach as those in mineral metabolism, usually referred to, less stuffily, as the salt and water problems. The logic is built on a vast investigative foundation, and physicians who know a goodly part of this structure have no trouble in solving these problems. But the uninitiated find this field to be confusing because of the large number of variables which both influence and reflect the state of the body's "inner seas," failing to appreciate that, in most cases, renal adjustments save them and
Clinical Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Metabolism.A Primer of Water, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Syndromes. Ann Intern Med. ;57:328–329. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-2-328_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(2_Part_1):328-329.
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