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Comparison of the Metabolic Stimulating Action of Aspirin and Thyroid


SALICYLATE is a powerful metabolic stimulant in animals (Reid, J., personal communication, 1952), in man1 and in tissue slices2. In hypothyroid patients it is possible to restore the basal metabolic rate to normal levels with dosage of the order of 8 gm. aspirin daily in divided doses.

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  1. 1

    Cochran, J. B., Brit. Med. J., ii, 964 (1952).

  2. 2

    Sproull, D. H., Brit. J. Pharmacol., 9, 262 (1954).

  3. 3

    Means, J. H., and Lerman, J., Arch. Int. Med., 55, 1 (1935).

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