Plasma prolactin response to domperidone in acute schizophrenia and schizophreniform illness.


The prolactin (PRL) response to 20 mg of domperidone, a peripheral dopamine (DA) blocking agent, was evaluated in a group of 16 drug-free, acute, young schizophreniform and schizophrenic males and in a group of age-matched normal males. Although basal plasma PRL levels were normal, the PRL responses following domperidone were blunted in both patient groups… (More)


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