- 1.1. One hundred cases of pre-eclampsia in which mercurial diuretics were used in therapy are presented. Benefit, as evidenced by weight loss and/or increased urinary output, is evaluated.
- 2.2. Sodium and potassium studies on blood and urine of 39 normal and 29 pre-eclamptic pregnant patients are reported, demonstrating:
- 2.1.a. Almost identical lowered serum sodium levels in both these groups as compared to nonpregnant normal individuals.
- 2.2.b. A decreased excretion of sodium and potassium in urine in both groups, especially marked in the pre-eclamptic patients.
- 3.3. Studies of sodium and potassium in the blood and urine of 24 pre-eclamptic patients before and after receiving injections of a mercurial diuretic are reported, demonstrating a marked increase in sodium output after administration of the mercurial.
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