Serotonin metabolism in patients with decreased renal function.

Serotonin metabolism was investigated in 15 patients (8 women, 7 men) with decreased renal function (clearance of endogenous creatinine = 0.07-0.74 ml/s) and compared to the values obtained in healthy controls. In spite of thrombocytopenia, the patients' platelet serotonin concentrations (1.99-47.6 nmol/10(9) platelets) as well as the plasma serotonin… CONTINUE READING