Chemical estimation of adrenaline, and the use of the ethylene diamine condensation method for the quantitative estimation of plasma concentrations of adrenaline in peripheral venous blood during insulin hypoglycaemia
Millar, Ronald A.
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The practice of anaesthesia, potentially a highly scientific branch of modern medicine, affords continual stimulation to the clinical anaesthetist interested in applied pharmacology. It is an understatement to assert that a close association between the pharmacologist and the anaesthetist is desirable. The studies to be des¬ cribed in this thesis may appear to have little direct connection with the pharmacology of anaesthetic drugs; they were performed, however, in the course of a general evaluation of chemical methods for the estimation of adrenaline in blood, in an endeavour to find a suitable technique which could be established and employed for basic and clinical research on the mode of action of drugs used in general anaesthesia.