Dragan R. Milovanovic

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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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of low doses of clozapine in flexible regime in comparison with haloperidol and chlorpromazine in long term. METHOD The naturalistic study was prospective, active-controlled with 325 adult outpatients of both genders (140 females), with mean year age of 34.8 (range 21-57), suffering from chronic(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)
OBJECTIVE Serum parameters of calcium homeostasis were measured based on previously published evidence linking osteoporotic fractures and/or bone/mineral loss with antipsychotics. METHODS Prospective, four-week, time-series trial was conducted and study population consisted of patients of both genders, aged 35-85 years, admitted within the routine(More)
Dear Editor, Clinical pharmacology specialists give many services in various healthcare systems all over the world, but the most complex and responsible one is advising other specialties about treatment of difficult, and often critical, patients in tertiary care hospitals [1–3]. Usually, other clinical specialties call a clinical pharmacologist for a help(More)