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RESPIRATORY METABOLISM IN INFANCY AND IN CHILDHOOD

RESPIRATORY METABOLISM IN INFANCY AND IN CHILDHOOD The storage, utilization and breakdown of proteins in the immature, rapidly growing organism differ from those in the adult in many important respects. One potentially useful means of investigating the differences and of obtaining information about protein metabolism in general resides in the special property possessed by proteins and by some of the amino acids of raising the metabolic rate of animal organisms to a far greater extent than equal amounts of fat or carbohydrate. Although this phenomenon, traditionally termed "specific dynamic action," has not yet been completely explained, it has served as a valuable tool in many studies. The detailed history of the earlier animal experiments is recounted in Graham Lusk's book,1 while more recent work by many investigators has been reviewed by Borsook.2 A well controlled study of the specific dynamic action of foodstuffs in normal infants was made by Levine, Wilson, Berliner and Rivkin,3 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

RESPIRATORY METABOLISM IN INFANCY AND IN CHILDHOOD

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1942 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010050064007
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Abstract

The storage, utilization and breakdown of proteins in the immature, rapidly growing organism differ from those in the adult in many important respects. One potentially useful means of investigating the differences and of obtaining information about protein metabolism in general resides in the special property possessed by proteins and by some of the amino acids of raising the metabolic rate of animal organisms to a far greater extent than equal amounts of fat or carbohydrate. Although this phenomenon, traditionally termed "specific dynamic action," has not yet been completely explained, it has served as a valuable tool in many studies. The detailed history of the earlier animal experiments is recounted in Graham Lusk's book,1 while more recent work by many investigators has been reviewed by Borsook.2 A well controlled study of the specific dynamic action of foodstuffs in normal infants was made by Levine, Wilson, Berliner and Rivkin,3

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1942

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