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Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in both central and peripheral nervous system. In the central nervous system dopamine is involved in regulation of: movements, emotional processing of sensory input, appetite, vomiting and secretion of anterior pituitary hormones. The most important peripheral effect of dopamine is control of splanchnic and renal blood flows.(More)
There are contradictory opinions if late-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with a different, more benign disease course and better prognosis than early-onset SLE. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations, course, treatment, and prognosis of late-onset SLE. Patients who developed SLE after/or at the age of(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of two of the most important functional CYP1A2 variations −3860G > A and −163C > A on carbamazepine pharmacokinetics in Serbian pediatric epileptic patients. The study involved 40 Serbian pediatric epileptic patients on steady-state carbamazepine treatment. Genotyping for −3860G > A and −163C > A was(More)
OBJECTIVE Nandrolone decanoate (ND) is frequently used anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) among the athletes. Despite the health risks, there is significant increase in prevalence of AAS abuse. DESIGN The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic exposure to ND at supraphysiological dose (to mimic the doses for human AAS abusers) on(More)
INTRODUCTION There are scarce descriptions of hospital drug procurement in the primary literature. The aim of this study was to analyse the drug tender led by a clinical pharmacologist in a 1200-bed university hospital in Serbia, a developing country in socio-economic transition, and to give recommendations for future steps in hospital drug policy. (More)
Glutamate and aspartate are excitatory neurotransmitters in both central and peripheral nervous systems, acting on ionotropic and metabotropic receptors. In our study we have examined the effects of glutamate, aspartate, N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA), kainic acid and (+/-)-1-aminocyclopentane-cis-1,3-dicarboxylic acid (ACPD) on tone and spontaneous activity(More)
OBJECTIVES While the neurotransmitter role of glutamate in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown, its effects on smooth muscle of the human ureter have not previously been investigated. In our study we have investigated the effects of exogenous glutamate on the spontaneous activity of isolated human ureter, taken from 14 adult patients after(More)
BACKGROUND In treatment-resistant schizophrenia a combination of ECT with antipsychotics has been reported to have superior outcomes compared to other strategies, however the results were inconsistent. We investigated the long-term effects of the combination of unilateral, non-dominant hemisphere ECT with three antipsychotics. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The(More)