Functional studies of the parotid and pancreas glands in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  title={Functional studies of the parotid and pancreas glands in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={R J Charchaflie and L M Bustos Fern{\'a}ndez and Carlos J. Perec and Ernesto L{\'o}pez Gonz{\'a}lez and Adriana Marzi},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={37 7},
Functional studies of the pancreas and parotid glands are reported in 17 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The exocrine function of the pancreas was studied by measuring amylase concentration after stimulation with the endogenous secretin-pancreozymine test (ESP). Under these conditions, the pancreatic amylase concentration in ALS patients was found to be markedly decreased by about 45% when compared with those of healthy control subjects. Different conclusions in the… CONTINUE READING
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