Noradrenergic receptor sensitivity in obsessive compulsive disorder: II. Cortisol response to acute clonidine administration.

@article{Brambilla1997NoradrenergicRS,
  title={Noradrenergic receptor sensitivity in obsessive compulsive disorder: II. Cortisol response to acute clonidine administration.},
  author={Francesca Brambilla and Laura Bellodi and Giampaolo Perna and Cinzia Arancio and Angelo Bertani and Giulia Perini and Carlo Carraro and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Gava},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1997},
  volume={69 2-3},
  pages={163-8}
}
Sensitivity of pre-synaptic alpha-2- and post-synaptic alpha-1- and beta-adrenoceptors was investigated in 15 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and in 15 age- and sex-matched healthy controls, by measuring cortisol responses to saline administration and to inhibition by clonidine (clon), a noradrenergic receptor agonist. Basal values of cortisol and responses to administration of saline and of clon were the same in patients and controls. 

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