A Congenital Defect of Water Metabolism
|Title:||A Congenital Defect of Water Metabolism|
|Authors:||Waring, Antonio J.; Kajdi, Laslo; Tappan, Vivian|
|Publisher:||American Medical Association|
|Date Published:||January 01, 1945|
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Dehydration could be corrected easily by allowing the patient free access to water. Injections of pitressin, a synthetic form of vasopressin, provided no relief to the symptoms. The authors' examinations indicated that the patients had a specific defect in their kidney tubules that prevented the reabsorption of body water.