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Description - Plasma Homovanillic Acid in Schizophrenia by Arnold J. Friedhoff

The role of dopamine in schizophrenia has been a signficant area of research. The measurement of the major dopamine metabolite, homovanilic acid (HVA), in various body fluids, especially in blood plasma, is one of the primary methods to assess brain dopamine neuronal activity in living schizophrenic patients. Written by leading researchers in the field, this text provides a comprehensive collection of information on plasma HVA levels. It provides a concise synthesis and critique of data as well as proposals for future research. The book should be of value to any student of the biology of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders involving abnormal levels of plasma HVA.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880484893
ISBN-10: 0880484896
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Arnold J. Friedhoff

Arnold J. Friedhoff, M.D., is Menas S. Gregory Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Millhauser Laboratories at the New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York.Farooq Amin, M.D., is Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Research at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Director of Schizophrenia Research at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.