Rectal Absorption in Childhood

MacKenzie, John William Alexander (1942) Rectal Absorption in Childhood. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The history of rectal alimentation has been outlined. The nutrient enema has been discussed and an investigation into the rectal absorption of glucose, sodium chloride and predigested protein described. It has been shown that glucose is definitely absorbed although it was not possible to determine how completely it is absorbed. Sodium chloride is apparently almost completely absorbed from the rectum. Predigested protein is also readily absorbed, apparently completely. The rectal absorption of potassium bromide, sodium salicylate and sulphanilamide has been studied and it has been shown that, in the case of sodium salicylate and sulphanilamide, rectal administration could be a practical proposition. An attempt has been made, by a discussion of rectal alimentation in general, to estimate the present value of the rectal channel in the administration of food and drugs.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Physiology
Date of Award: 1942
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1942-79555
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 17:00
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 17:00

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