Variation of monoamines and their metabolite contents in the cerebrospinal fluid of conscious rats.

Abstract

To study the circadian rhythm of the monoamine and metabolite contents, cerebrospinal fluid was taken from the cisterna magna through a polyethylene catheter tube every 4 hr in the conscious rat. Norepinephrine and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-phenylglycol were found to describe a rhythm with the maximal content occurring during the dark phase and the minimal… (More)

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