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March 26, 1887

Effect of Micturition on Pulse-rate.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(13):350. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391380014008

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Abstract

Dr.Isaac N. Himes, of Cleveland, writes us, in regard to examination for life insurance, that the pulse rate generally falls after micturition, if the bladder be completely emptied; the pulse often falling from 80 to 76 or 74. He thinks that retention of urine may sometimes raise the temperature above normal.

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