Excretion of amines and their metabolites by two patients in hepatic coma treated with L-dopa.

Abstract

Two patients in hepatic coma were treated with L-dopa. The first patient showed clear clinical improvement, but the second patient did not. Analyses of urinary metabolites indicated that L-dopa was not absorbed by the second patient. There was evidence that L-dopa had the following beneficial effects in the first patient: (1) increased production of urine… (More)

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@article{Tyce1983ExcretionOA, title={Excretion of amines and their metabolites by two patients in hepatic coma treated with L-dopa.}, author={Gertrude M. Tyce and Jean Stockard and N S Sharpless and M. D. Muenter}, journal={Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics}, year={1983}, volume={34 3}, pages={390-8} }