Further Experimental Studies in Tetany

  title={Further Experimental Studies in Tetany},
  author={W G Maccallum and Karl M. Vogel},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  pages={618 - 650}
It has been our aim to determine in what particular the blood is altered during tetany so that it can produce hyperexcitability of the motor nerves. As a working hypothesis it has been assumed that (1) there may be a lack of calcium in the blood and tissues; (2) there may be a circulating poison which like an oxalate could render inactive the circulating calcium; and (3) there may be a substance in circulation vaguely resembling strychnia in its action upon the nervous system and directly… CONTINUE READING
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