H. J. L. M.
In the past several years we have developed important means of exploring and influencing our ionic equilibrium. Notable developments include the radioactive isotopes, the ion exchange resins (still much more useful in industry than in medicine), the vogue of salt restriction, the widespread use of potent diuretics and the clinical appreciation of hypokalemia and the low salt syndromes.
With the ever increasing employment of the principle of salt restriction or elimination in patients with congestive heart failure, hypertension, cirrhosis of the liver, nephrotic syndromes and other edematous states, it seems worth while to review the circumstances that favor and the
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M. HJL. IATROGENIC SALT DEPLETION. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:152–157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-152
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