Lectures on Auto-Intoxication in Disease Or, Self-Poisoning of the Individual

Lectures on Auto-Intoxication in Disease Or, Self-Poisoning of the Individual
  • Engels
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  • 9785518575967
  • september 2013
  • 340 pagina's
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: LECTURE III. Preliminaries To The Experimental Study Of The Toxicity Of The Products Of Emunction. Necessity of demonstrating experimentally that the retention of excrementitious material may cause intoxication. Pulmonary, Intestinal, and cutaneous emunctories are inconvenient for this demonstration. Choice of the urinary secretion for research upon the toxicity of the products of emunction. Comparison of the various methods employed by the experimenter for introducing into the organism substances the toxicity of which he wishes to study. Introduction by the digestive canal and subcutaneous injection inconvenient. Advantages of intra-venous injection. Its harmlessness; its facility. Uniformity of the results obtained. Study of the action consequent upon the liquids employed to serve as excipieuts in the injection of poisonous substances,?water, alcohol, glycerin. There exists, as we have said, in the organism an incessant tendency to toxaemia from accumulation, and from which it escapes by various means, thanks to the part played by the liver, which forms an active barrier to poisons taken from the digestive tube, but is insufficient for those formed in the tissues,?thanks especially to the safeguard which is established through the emunctory apparatus. In order that intoxication may be avoided, it is necessary that the five emunctory offices should be in a state of anatomical and functional integrity; that the blood, the circulatory apparatus, and'the nervous system should functionate normally. Every thing caught in the meshes of these organs may cause intoxication. It seems, at least, that this should be so ; but appearance may not be real: presumption is not demonstration. If I say that death nearly always arises from intoxication,? because, in nearly al...

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