The effects of valproate on the arachidonic acid metabolism of rat brain microvessels and of platelets.


Long-term administration of the antiepileptic drug valproate can induce hematologic, hepatic and endocrine abnormalities and morphologic alterations in the brain capillaries and glial cells. Valproate elicits bone marrow suppression, reducing the number of red blood cells and platelets, and causes platelet functional abnormalities. Various data suggest that… (More)


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