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The use of dilute hydrochloric acid and cimetidine to reverse severe metabolic alkalosis.
  1. B. J. Rowlands,
  2. S. F. Tindall,
  3. D. J. Elliott


    Two cases of severe metabolic alkalosis associated with gastric hypersecretion were successfully treated with dilute hydrochloric acid and a histamine H2-receptor antagonist given by intravenous infusion. This combined therapy with electrolyte replacement and suppression of gastric secretion is valuable in the control of this serious metabolic abnormality when conventional treatment is unsuccessful or contraindicated.

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