Dopamine and dopa urinary excretion in patients with pheochromocytoma--diagnostic implications.

@article{Januszewicz2001DopamineAD,
  title={Dopamine and dopa urinary excretion in patients with pheochromocytoma--diagnostic implications.},
  author={Włodzimierz Januszewicz and Bożenna Wocial and Andrzej A Januszewicz and P Gryglas and Aleksander Prejbisz},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={212-6}
}
Pheochromocytoma, a potentially life-threatening disease, is a rare cause of hypertension. Most pheochromocytomas secrete excessive amounts of noradrenaline and adrenaline. It has been suggested by some authors that high circulating levels of dopamine and the catecholamine precursor dihydroxyphenylalanine (dopa) are more often associated with malignant… CONTINUE READING