Water and sodium absorption by the intestine in cholera.

@article{Love1969WaterAS,
  title={Water and sodium absorption by the intestine in cholera.},
  author={Andrew H. G. Love},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1969},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={63-7}
}
How the copious diarrhoea in acute cholera is produced is poorly understood. It may be due to overproduction of fluid normally entering the gastrointestinal tract, to failure of reabsorption of the normal volume of such fluid, or to a combination of both defects (Watten, Morgan, Songkhla, Vanikiati, and Phillips, 1959). The demonstration of an inhibitor of sodium transport, using shortcircuited frog skin, in cholera stool has focused attention recently on the major role of a defect in… CONTINUE READING
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