Accession Number : AD0623687

Title :   CHEMICAL STUDIES OF STOOLS: A COMPARISON OF NORMAL STOOLS, CHOLERA STOOLS, OTHER DIARRHEAL STOOLS, AND ARTIFICIALLY INDUCED STOOLS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 TAIPEI (TAIWAN)

Personal Author(s) : Fresh,J. W.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The chemistry of cholera stools is compared with those of other diarrheas, artificially induced liquid stools, and normal formed stools. The sodium concentration tends to decrease and the potassium concentration tends to increase as the stool volume decreases. Although iron is not regarded as an electrolyte and is not considered freely diffusable through the bowel mucosa, it too is present in the stools of NPO cholera patients in appreciable quantities. This likely represents mucosal cells that are dissociated earlier and more frequently from the mucosa in cholera. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXCRETION, HUMANS), (*CHOLERA, EXCRETION), (*DIARRHEA, EXCRETION), MEDICAL EXAMINATION, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, ELECTROLYTES(PHYSIOLOGY), SODIUM, POTASSIUM, VOLUME, IRON, INTESTINES, MUCUS, MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), TAIWAN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE