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CHANGES IN HUMAN TISSUE ELECTROLYTES IN SENESCENCE

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Science  17 Sep 1937:
Vol. 86, Issue 2229, pp. 269-270
DOI: 10.1126/science.86.2229.269

Abstract

Analyses of tissues from people over seventy years old who died from accidents were compared with analyses of tissues from thirty to forty-year-old people who also died from accidents. The old tissues contained more water, chloride, total base, sodium and calcium; and they contained less potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, nitrogen and ash than the younger tissue.