ABE RAVIN, M.D.
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Since the principal function of the thyroid is to increase the oxidative processes in the body, patients with hyperthyroidism show an increase in their basal metabolism. Recognition of this fact by the medical profession has resulted in some abuse of a diagnostic procedure which should supplement and not replace clinical diagnosis. In recent years records in the Out-Patient Department of the Colorado General Hospital show that the number of basal metabolic rate determinations requested has mounted greatly without a corresponding increase in the percentage of abnormal tests. A study was undertaken, therefore, to determine if some physical sign or symptom
RAVIN A. TACHYCARDIA AND SENSITIVITY TO HEAT AS INDICATIONS FOR BASAL METABOLIC RATE DETERMINATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:478–486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-3-478
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(3):478-486.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Rhythm Disorders and Devices, Thyroid Disorders.
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