Low levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid in cerebrospinal fluid of dogs with epilepsy.

gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels were determined in cisternal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 19 epileptic dogs with generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures using a radioreceptor assay. Thirty-four healthy age-matched dogs served as controls. The average CSF GABA level in epileptic dogs (40 pmol/ml) was significantly lower than that determined in… CONTINUE READING