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Frerichs's theory

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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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