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Monitoring the Facial Flush: A Methodological Study

  • S. A. Bowcock
  • S. Medbak
  • E. D. Cooke

Abstract

Facial flushing following the oral administration of a hypoglycemic agent (chlorpropamide) and alcohol may be genetically determined and is associated with an elevation of met-encephalin levels in plasma.1,2,3,4

Keywords

Subjective Assessment Point Temperature Mins Equilibration Infrared Emission Facial Movement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Bowcock
    • 1
  • S. Medbak
    • 2
  • E. D. Cooke
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medical ElectronicsSt Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Chemical EndrocrinologySt Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK

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