Determination of monoamine and monoamine metabolites in the human brain: post mortem studies in a group of suicides and in a control group.

@article{Beskow1976DeterminationOM,
  title={Determination of monoamine and monoamine metabolites in the human brain: post mortem studies in a group of suicides and in a control group.},
  author={Jan Beskow and Carl G Gottfries and B. E. Roos and Bengt Winblad},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1976},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={7-20}
}
Different nuclei and regions of the brain from patients who had committed suicide and from controls were analysed for their content of monoamine and monoamine metabolites. There was a post mortem breakdown of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) which could be correlated to the time elapsed between the occurrence of death and autopsy. Homovanillic acid (HVA) and the monoamines did not decrease post mortem during the time observed (6-148 hours). There was no significant correlation between age… CONTINUE READING

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