Plasma phenylethanolamine in hepatic encephalopathy.


It has been suggested that amines other than octopamine may be involved in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy. Plasma phenylethanolamine has been determined by a radioenzymatic method in twenty-six biopsy-proven cirrhotics with or without encephalopathy and in seven normal adults. Phenylethanolamine plasma levels correlated statistically with the… (More)