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Acetylcholine and Choline in Human Plasma and Red Blood Cells: A Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometric Evaluation

  • I. Hanin
  • U. Kopp
  • N. R. Zahniser
  • T.-M. Shih
  • D. G. Spiker
  • J. R. Merikangas
  • D. J. Kupfer
  • F. G. Foster
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 24)

Abstract

Acetylcholine (ACh), although generally considered to be a neurotransmitter substance, may also serve some as yet undetermined functions in a variety of mammalian as well as non-mammalian systems. For example the presence of ACh has been demonstrated in tissues such as spleen, liver, lung, fat, testis, kidney, pancreas and placenta of a variety of species (39, for review) in which a neurotransmitter role for ACh is not clearly evident.

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Unipolar Depressed Patient Neurotransmitter Role Edrophonium Chloride Brain Lithium Concentration Spectrometric Evaluation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Hanin
    • 1
  • U. Kopp
    • 1
  • N. R. Zahniser
    • 1
  • T.-M. Shih
    • 1
  • D. G. Spiker
    • 1
  • J. R. Merikangas
    • 1
  • D. J. Kupfer
    • 1
  • F. G. Foster
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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