Margaret Noble Barnes

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Oral administration of the serotonin (5-HT) precursor L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), 200 mg, significantly increased plasma cortisol levels in man. L-5-HTP had no significant effect on the plasma prolactin levels. A borderline effect of 5-HTP on plasma ACTH levels was found. Pretreatment with the 5-HT2/5-HT1c antagonist ritanserin (5 mg, PO, b.i.d. for 2(More)
OBJECTIVE A literature review to examine the incorporation of respiratory assessment into everyday surgical nursing practice; possible barriers to this; and the relationship to patient outcomes. PRIMARY ARGUMENT Escalating demands on intensive care beds have led to highly dependent patients being cared for in general surgical ward areas. This change in(More)
Different criteria of death have been compared experimentally and quantitatively. Pure cultures of a yeast have been subjected to adverse conditions, and the number of dead cells, judged by different tests, has been determined in successive time intervals. The yeast cultures were exposed to heat, to HgCl(2), to ultraviolet light, and to x-rays. In each(More)
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