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Plasma levels of the dopamine metabolite homovanillic acid (pHVA) may potentially reflect upon central dopamine activity. This study examines the effects of debrisoquin, haloperidol, and the two drugs combined on pHVA concentrations of schizophrenic patients. Debrisoquin is a drug that suppresses the peripheral formation of homovanillic acid without(More)
Measurements of plasma homovanillic acid (pHVA) concentrations appear to be a valid research strategy in psychiatric disorders in which a central dopamine (DA) abnormality has been implicated. This study provides guidance about the control of some of the exogenous factors affecting pHVA concentrations. Fasting for 14 hours eliminates the dietary effects on(More)
The utility of deuterium-labeled 3-nitrobenzyl alcohol (DNBA) as a fast atom bombardment (FAB) matrix for establishing the number of exchangeable hydrogens present in a molecule is illustrated by the analysis of five selected antitumor agents. A method for the simple preparation of this labeled matrix is described. The use of DNBA may be of value for(More)
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