Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 321–327

Pathogenesis and treatment of portal-systemic encephalopathy: An update

  • Roger F. Butterworth
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01307722

Cite this article as:
Butterworth, R.F. Digest Dis Sci (1992) 37: 321. doi:10.1007/BF01307722

Key Words

portal-systemicencephalopathyhepatic encephalopathycirrhosisammonia toxicityGABAendogenous benzodiazepinesglutamateserotonin

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger F. Butterworth
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Laboratory of Neurochemistry, André-Viallet Clinical Research CenterHôpital Saint-LucMontrealCanada