The therapeutic use of the amino acid histidine in allergy and shock— “Histidine as a factor in histamine epinephrine balance”

  • Simon L. Ruskin


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    A role of therapeutic usefulness of the amino acid histidine is indicated in allergic and related conditions.

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    Histidine is antagonistic to histamine and plays an important part in histamine-adrenalin balance in shock.

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    Histidine produces a feeling of well being and energy that could be useful in the care of post-operative patients and the treatment of shock.

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    Further study of histidine enrichment of parenterally administered protein hydrolysates as blood substitutes is being conducted.



Histamine Ephedrine Nasal Obstruction Sodium Ascorbate Calcium Gluconate 
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  • Simon L. Ruskin
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  1. 1.New York

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