The effect of ammonium chloride and sodium bicarbonate on the urinary excretion of magnesium calcium and Phosphate
Journal/Book: Reprinted from AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL St. Louis Vol. 62 No. 2 Pages 206-210 August 1961 (Printed in the U. S. A.) (Copyright (c) 1961 by The C. V. Mosby Company). 1961;
Abstract: Helen Eastman Martin M.D. Ruth Jones Los Angeles Calif. From the University of Southern California School of Medicine Summary Six normal subjects showed mean or average increases which were statistically significant in urinary output of magnesium (+4.99 mEq.) calcium (+22.86 mEq.) and phosphate (+18.2 mM.) during 5 days of ingestion of ammonium chloride as compared to a 5-day control period. This occurred despite differences in the intake of electrolytes age sex or weight. The possible significance of the loss of magnesium during diuretic therapy was discussed. During ingestion of sodium bicarbonate there was a mean decrease over the control period which was statistically significant only for urinary output of calcium (-3.81 mEq.). . . .