M. S. Alfonso Orr M.A.

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1. The levels of hydrocortisone in the peripheral blood of patients awaiting ECT are higher than in the same patients at the same time of the day when no ECT is anticipated. 2. The pre-ECT rise is effectively suppressed by meprobamate premedication. 3. ECT is usually followed by a rise in the hydrocortisone level of the blood, reaching maximum within 75(More)
1. Chlorpromazine in doses of 100 mg. and 150 mg. per os three times daily, causes a fall in the blood hydrocortisone and urinary hydroxycorticoid values, detectable on the second day of administration. 2. There is a definite upswing in both blood and urinary values in the postmedication period, suggesting that the suppressive or moderating effect of(More)
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