Estimation of Acetylcholine and the Dynamics of its Metabolism

  • D. J. Jenden
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 24)


The development of sensitive and reliable methodology for the chemical estimation of choline (Ch) and its esters has had a substantial impact on contemporary understanding of cholinergic mechanisms and the roles they play both in normal function and disease. This report presents a brief summary of the principal features of the methods now in common use and reviews the experimental designs into which they have been incorporated for the dynamic assessment of ACh metabolism.


Dynamic Assessment Cholinergic Mechanism Chemical Ionization Spectrum Acetylcholine Metabolism Vapor Phase Analysis 
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  • D. J. Jenden
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine and Brain Research InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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