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Pharmacology—The Biology of Lithium

  • John M. Davis
  • David S. Janowsky
  • Khaled El-Yousef


Since lithium produces a dramatic antimanic response and a response which seems to some degree specific to a relatively narrow range of mental disorders as opposed to more nonspecific type tranquilizing agents (Cade, 1949), this degree of specificity may provide a tool for understanding the cause of mania.


Sodium Intake Lithium Treatment Lithium Chloride Lithium Salt Sodium Retention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Davis
    • 1
  • David S. Janowsky
    • 1
  • Khaled El-Yousef
    • 1
  1. 1.Tennessee Neuropsychiatric InstituteCentral State HospitalNashvilleUSA

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