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Urinary level of biogenic amine metabolites in mentally retarded chiidren

Nalini, K and Aroor, AR and Rao, A (1988) Urinary level of biogenic amine metabolites in mentally retarded chiidren. Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, 32 (5). pp. 419-424.

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Abstract

Urinary total catecholamines, their metabolites and metabolite of serotonin were estimated in 32 mentally retarded children and 15 controls. levels of total catecholamines. MHPG and 5-HIAA were not significantly different from controls.However, the mean VMA and HVA excretion in mentally retarded children was significantly increased compered to the control group. It is concluded that an altered metabolism of dopamine is involved in mental retardation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 06:13
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 06:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2544

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