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The typical occasions on which angina pectoris complaints occur, namely physical exertion, cold temperature and psychic emotion are physiologically connected with discharges of adrenalin from the suprarenal medulla as has been demonstrated in animals by Cannon1 and his co-workers, and in man by Meythaler and Wossidlo.2
The specific effect of adrenalin upon the metabolism of the heart muscle consists essentially of a marked increase in local oxygen consumption (Barcroft and Dixon,3 Evans and Ogava,4 Gremels,5 Rein,6 etc.). This exceeds by far the intensity of oxidation which is required to meet the needs of the
RAAB W. ROENTGEN TREATMENT OF THE ADRENAL GLANDS IN ANGINA PECTORIS (ONE HUNDRED CASES)1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:688–710. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-4-688
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(4):688-710.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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