Type 2 atrophy in a pentazocine addicted patient

C. Mariani, M. G. Albizzati, S. Boni, S. Bassi, G. Meola

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A case of a 33-year-old pentazocine-addicted man (450 mg daily) is described. Histochemical and quantitative histographic analyses of the muscle biopsy disclosed type 2 atrophy. We consider that this indicates that there is a generalized toxic effect of pentazocine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1979


  • pentazocine-type 2 atrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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