The value of the extract of the suprarenal gland as a topical application to the mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat, is well established. Recently it has been employed extensively in a variety of different conditions, those deserving special mention being cardiac insufficiency, hemorrhage, bronchial asthma and in the treatment of various exudates and transudates in the body cavities. As it is a drug with a very decided physiologic action, we should be familiar with its effect and indications for its use.
Inasmuch as adrenalin has been employed in most of the experimental and clinical work this term will be used, bearing in mind, however, that the active principle under various other trade names has the same effect.The action of adrenalin, in general, simulates that of electrical excitation of the sympathetic nerves. So exact is this selective action that it is assumed that an organ
MILLER JL. THE ACTION OF THE EXTRACT OF THE SUPRARENAL GLAND AND THE METHOD AND INDICATIONS FOR ITS USE.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(20):1661-1664. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220460017002c