A study of urinary excretion of biogenic amine metabolites in epilepsy

Baliga, L and Rao, A and Raja, A and Rao, SN (1983) A study of urinary excretion of biogenic amine metabolites in epilepsy. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica , 68 (6). pp. 413-416.

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Urinary total catecholamines, their metabolites, and a metabolite of serotonin have been investigated in 20 patients with epilepsy, and in 10 controls. The levels of total catecholamines, vanillyl mandelic acid and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid in epileptics were not significantly different from the controls. However, the mean 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol, excretion in cases of epilepsy was significantly increased as compared to the control group. It is concluded that a central catecholaminergic disturbance is involved in the pathogenesis of epilepsy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epilepsy;catecholamines;5-hydroxy indoleacetic acid;3-methoxy-4-hydroxypehnylglycol;urine;vanillylmandelic acid
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neurology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 09:56
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 09:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2478

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