High Correlations of Norepinephrine, Dopamine, and Epinephrine and Their Major Metabolite Excretion Rates

M. Linnoila, J. Oliver, B. Adinoff, W. Z. Potter

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Abstract

We have previously reported high correlations between norepinephrine and its metabolite outputs in depressed patients. In this article, we expand this finding to healthy volunteers and alcoholic patients. Furthermore, we find similar high correlations between urinary outputs of dopamine, norepinephrine, and their major metabolites. The same is true, to a lesser degree, for epinephrine and metanephrine outputs. There are implications of these findings for psychobiological research on the monoamine systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of General Psychiatry
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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