Aging and brain catecholamines

S. Algeri, S. Garattini

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Iit is generally accepted that aging is associated with a decline in neuronal function. It remains to be established whether this decline is the result of neuronal degeneration and/or reduced functioning of aged neurons. This neurobiological aspect remains insufficiently known, probably as a result of the difficulty in obtaining an appropriate animal model. Recently a population of rats older than 30 months, which is approximately the maximum life expectancy of these rodents, was investigated with a series of biochemical parameters with the aim of establishing whether brain catecholamines were affected by senescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalPsychologie Medicale
Issue numberB
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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