Theory of uraemic intoxication.
Frerichs' famous theory of uraemic intoxication states that uraemia represents a toxic condition caused by ammonium carbonate, which is formed as the result of the action of a plasma enzyme on the increased amount of urea. Frerichs introduced the experiment as a fully valid proof in clinical medicine.
- F. T. von Frerichs:
Die Bright’sche Nierenkrankheit und deren Behandlung.
Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1851. 286 pages.
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