Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii (ISSN 0042-8809)

Catecholamine metabolism in men with neuroses

Vasil'ev V.N., Chugunov V.S., Kvokov L.I.
PubMed Id: 7198331
Year: 1981 vol: 27  issue:5  pages: 672-676
Abstract: Impairments in sympathoadrenal system were detected in men with sexual disorders (dissimilar in explosive and asthenic persons) by means of a combined methodology monitoring the activity and response of sympathoadrenal system, synthesis of neurotransmitters determined by a circadian rhythm. In the patients urinary excretion of catecholamines and DOPA was impaired at night and in the morning hours. As compared with healthy persons of the same age a decrease in the rate of synthesis of sympathoadrenal neurotransmitters was found in explosive patients (contrary to asthenic persons) after loading with 0.1 g of 1-DOPA (DOPA-test). Combined study of sympathoadrenal system is an important approach for diagnostics and treatment of men with sexual disorders.
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Reference: Vasil'ev V.N., Chugunov V.S., Kvokov L.I., Catecholamine metabolism in men with neuroses, Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii, 1981, vol: 27(5), 672-676.