Decreased catecholamine content in parkinsonian adrenal medullae.


Autopsy specimens of adrenal medullae from parkinsonian and nonparkinsonian patients were analyzed for free catecholamines by high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. The total free catecholamine content (nanomoles free catecholamine per milligram protein) was significantly lower in the parkinsonian patients than in the control… (More)