Cold-induced Changes in Plasma Norepinephrine, Epinephrine and Dopamine Concentrations in Patients with Raynaud'sPhenomenon

Bianca Marasini, Maria Luisa Biondi, R. Mollica, A. Del Santo, A. Agostoni

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To investigate the role of the sympathetic System in Raynaud's phenomenon, which has not yet been elucidated, we measured the levels of norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine before, immediately and 30 minafter the cold pressor test in plasma from 17 patientswith primary, 6 with secondary RaynautTsphenomenon and19 volunteers, matched for age and sex. Patients had significantly low baseline epinephrine (0.13 ± 0.02 vs 0.37 ± 0.04, nmol/1, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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