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New Aspects of the Action of Methylthiouracil

Nature volume 159, pages 748749 (31 May 1947) | Download Citation

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G. MANSFELD demonstrated1 that in the serum of overheated animals a substance, thermothyrine A, is present which, injected into normal animals, decreases oxygen consumption. Serum of thyroidectomized animals has no effect.

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    , "Die Hormone der Schilddrüse und ihre Wirkungen" (B. Schwabe and Co., Basel, 1943).

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    , Experientia, 2, 498 (1946).

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    , Nature, 157, 491 (1946); and Schweiz. Med. Wschr. (1946).

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  1. Institute of Pharmacology and Experimental Pathology, University of Pécs. Feb. 28.

    • B. BERDE

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