Alp Karahasan

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Significantly lower concentrations of norepinephrine were observed in whole brain and hypothalamus of pups exposed to ethanol pre- and post-natally as compared to controls. Dopamine levels were found to be unaltered in whole brain compared to controls although hypothalamus and corpus striatum demonstrated a decreased concentration in the experimental(More)
From July of 1976 through December 1981, 67 psychiatrists who graduated primarily from American medical schools and who had completed university residency training programs were recruited into Maryland's state mental health system. As of 1981, 43 of these psychiatrists still worked in inpatient facilities; they represented 33 per cent of all state hospital(More)
The effects of ethanol on the physical development and maturation of the CNS in the offspring of lactating rats were investigated. Dams were fed: 1) regular stock diet (control), 2) liquid diet containing 35% of the calories as ethanol (ETOH) or 3) liquid diet with maltose-dextrin substituted for the calories supplied by ethanol (isoenergetic = IE). Diets(More)
A joint initiative by the University of Maryland and the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration succeeded in recruiting 116 university-trained psychiatrists into state employment in a period of 7 years. The program emphasizes the creation of an academic environment in state treatment facilities, integration of university and state residency training(More)
Metabolic studies of a 4 year old child that revealed a neurotoxicity to glycerol (MacLaren et al J.Ped.86,43–49.1975) have been extended to include measurements of serum dopamine β hydroxylase (DBH) as an index of sympathetic nervous system activity. Within an hour after the oral administration of glycerol (1.0 gm/kg), DBH activity decreased to(More)
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