M S Dumlao

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The present study evaluates the relationship between brain-adrenal axis activity and cognitive function in patients suffering from senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type (SDAT). Thirty-four subjects (20 females and 14 males) were assessed using the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) and plasma cortisol levels after administration of 0.5 mg of dexamethasone.(More)
1. Animal and human studies suggest a possible relationship between dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and cognitive impairment. 2. In animals, prolonged exposure to high plasma cortisol levels causes irreversible hippocampal damage. 3. Abnormal cortisol plasma levels in response to dexamethasone challenge have been frequently(More)
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