Investigation of elemental models in senile dementia and depressives using neutron activation analysis

  title={Investigation of elemental models in senile dementia and depressives using neutron activation analysis},
  author={O. A. Akanle and Nicholas M. Spyrou and A. A. Damyanova and Denis M. Shaw and Layla M. Ali},
  journal={Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
Instrumental neutron activation analysis has been used to determine the concentration of a range of elements in hair and blood samples, separated into erythrocytes and plasma, obtained from two groups of women, senile demented (9) and depressives (16), and their respective controls (17 and 9). The results suggest that the senile dementia group has significantly higher Al concentrations in erythrocytes and hair relative to the controls but no significant correlation between the aluminium content… 
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