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Rodolfo Pasqualini

Rodolfo Quirino Pasqualini Guzzetti, Argentine endocrinologist (Buenos Aires 20 May 1909 – Buenos Aires 18 March 2004)


ACHIEVEMENTS

Developed Pasqualini-Etala test or pitressin test for exploration of renal function

With E. Etala. Hipófisis y excreción de cloruro de sodio. Rev. Soc. Arg. Biol. 16:161-73, 1940 
 

Discovered Pasqualini syndrome or pseudoeunuchoidism

With G. E. Bur. Sindrome hipoandrogenico con gametogenesis conservada: clasificación de La insuficiência testicular. Rev. Assoc. Med. Arg. 64:6, 1950 

First to demonstrate the therapeutic action of sodium salicylate upon rheumatic fever

El tratamiento de la fiebre reumatica,una larga experiencia y una hipótesis personal. Prensa Med. Arg. 37(15):757-69, 1950   

Discovered oligophrenia associated with Klinefelter syndrome

With G. Vidal & G.E. Bur. Psychopathology of Klinefelter’s syndrome. (Review of thirty-one cases). Lancet 273(6987):164-7, 1957

Demonstrated antidipsetic action of pitressin (ADH)

With A. Codeville. Thirst-suppressing (antidipsetic) effect of pitressin in diabetes insipidus. Acta Endocrinol. 30:37-41, 1959