Tracer Studies of the Urinary Excretion of Radioactive Mercury following Oral Administration of a Mercurial Diuretic
This report presents experimental evidence of the inefficient intestinal absorption of mercury following the oral administration of a mercurial diuretic. Radiotracer technic was employed using a diuretic prepared with radioactive mercury. Both control subjects and subjects with congestive heart failure were shown to absorb only a small percentage of the mercury administered by the oral route.
- © 1950 American Heart Association, Inc.