, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 207-208

Dopamine-β-hydroxylase, adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine in the venous blood of adrenal gland of man: A comparison with levels in the periphery of the circulation

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In 10 human subjects plasma dopamine-β-hydroxylase activity was found in the adrenal vein blood to be as high as in the periphery of the circulation. Adrenaline concentration in the adrenal vein blood was in the mean 170 times, noradrenaline concentration 11 times and dopamine concentration little higher than levels in the periphery.

This study was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.