Clinical aspects on presynaptic noradrenaline metabolism.

In healthy subjects, similar absolute increments in plasma noradrenaline (NA) and dihydroxyphenylglycol (DOPEG) were observed in response to upright posture or isoprenaline infusion. Blockade of neuronal uptake by desipramine abolished these plasma DOPEG responses and reduced plasma DOPEG per se. In essential hypertensives we found higher than normal plasma… CONTINUE READING