A general class of ortho-dihydroxyphenylalkylamines derived from tyrosine.
Examination of urine by chemical, physical, or microscopic means. Routine urinalysis usually includes performing chemical screening tests, determining specific gravity, observing any unusual color or odor, screening for bacteriuria, and examining the sediment microscopically.
Methods or procedures used to obtain samples of URINE.
Liquid by-product of excretion produced in the kidneys, temporarily stored in the bladder until discharge through the URETHRA.
Detection of drugs that have been abused, overused, or misused, including legal and illegal drugs. Urine screening is the usual method of detection.
Tests to determine whether or not an individual is pregnant.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the urinary tract or its organs or demonstration of its physiological processes.
UTERINE BLEEDING from a GESTATION of less than 20 weeks without any CERVICAL DILATATION. It is characterized by vaginal bleeding, lower back discomfort, or midline pelvic cramping and a risk factor for MISCARRIAGE.
Narrow pieces of material impregnated or covered with a substance used to produce a chemical reaction. The strips are used in detecting, measuring, producing, etc., other substances. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
An immunoenzyme test for the presence of drugs and other substances in urine and blood. The test uses enzyme linked antibodies that react only with the particular drug for which the sample is being tested.
A class of chemicals derived from barbituric acid or thiobarbituric acid. Many of these are GABA MODULATORS used as HYPNOTICS AND SEDATIVES, as ANESTHETICS, or as ANTICONVULSANTS.
A derivative of the opioid alkaloid THEBAINE that is a more potent and longer lasting analgesic than MORPHINE. It appears to act as a partial agonist at mu and kappa opioid receptors and as an antagonist at delta receptors. The lack of delta-agonist activity has been suggested to account for the observation that buprenorphine tolerance may not develop with chronic use.
A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1082-3)
The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.
Disorders related or resulting from abuse or mis-use of opioids.
Medical treatment for opioid dependence using a substitute opiate such as METHADONE or BUPRENORPHINE.
Precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and is a widespread central and autonomic neurotransmitter. Norepinephrine is the principal transmitter of most postganglionic sympathetic fibers and of the diffuse projection system in the brain arising from the locus ceruleus. It is also found in plants and is used pharmacologically as a sympathomimetic.
Agents that induce NARCOSIS. Narcotics include agents that cause somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); natural or synthetic derivatives of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has such effects. They are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.
The inner portion of the adrenal gland. Derived from ECTODERM, adrenal medulla consists mainly of CHROMAFFIN CELLS that produces and stores a number of NEUROTRANSMITTERS, mainly adrenaline (EPINEPHRINE) and NOREPINEPHRINE. The activity of the adrenal medulla is regulated by the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A microanalytical technique combining mass spectrometry and gas chromatography for the qualitative as well as quantitative determinations of compounds.
Cell surface proteins that bind catecholamines with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. The catecholamine messengers epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine are synthesized from tyrosine by a common biosynthetic pathway.
Commercially prepared reagent sets, with accessory devices, containing all of the major components and literature necessary to perform one or more designated diagnostic tests or procedures. They may be for laboratory or personal use.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Cells that store epinephrine secretory vesicles. During times of stress, the nervous system signals the vesicles to secrete their hormonal content. Their name derives from their ability to stain a brownish color with chromic salts. Characteristically, they are located in the adrenal medulla and paraganglia (PARAGANGLIA, CHROMAFFIN) of the sympathetic nervous system.
The cells of the body which stain with chromium salts. They occur along the sympathetic nerves, in the adrenal gland, and in various other organs.
A pair of glands located at the cranial pole of each of the two KIDNEYS. Each adrenal gland is composed of two distinct endocrine tissues with separate embryonic origins, the ADRENAL CORTEX producing STEROIDS and the ADRENAL MEDULLA producing NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
A usually benign, well-encapsulated, lobular, vascular tumor of chromaffin tissue of the ADRENAL MEDULLA or sympathetic paraganglia. The cardinal symptom, reflecting the increased secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE, is HYPERTENSION, which may be persistent or intermittent. During severe attacks, there may be HEADACHE; SWEATING, palpitation, apprehension, TREMOR; PALLOR or FLUSHING of the face, NAUSEA and VOMITING, pain in the CHEST and ABDOMEN, and paresthesias of the extremities. The incidence of malignancy is as low as 5% but the pathologic distinction between benign and malignant pheochromocytomas is not clear. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1298)
A methylated metabolite of norepinephrine that is excreted in the urine and found in certain tissues. It is a marker for tumors.
One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-tyrosine, tetrahydrobiopterin, and oxygen to 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine, dihydrobiopterin, and water. EC 1.14.16.2.
Organelles in CHROMAFFIN CELLS located in the adrenal glands and various other organs. These granules are the site of the synthesis, storage, metabolism, and secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE.
Product of epinephrine O-methylation. It is a commonly occurring, pharmacologically and physiologically inactive metabolite of epinephrine.
Tumors or cancer of the ADRENAL GLANDS.
An alkaloid found in the roots of Rauwolfia serpentina and R. vomitoria. Reserpine inhibits the uptake of norepinephrine into storage vesicles resulting in depletion of catecholamines and serotonin from central and peripheral axon terminals. It has been used as an antihypertensive and an antipsychotic as well as a research tool, but its adverse effects limit its clinical use.
A widely used non-cardioselective beta-adrenergic antagonist. Propranolol has been used for MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; ARRHYTHMIA; ANGINA PECTORIS; HYPERTENSION; HYPERTHYROIDISM; MIGRAINE; PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA; and ANXIETY but adverse effects instigate replacement by newer drugs.
Isopropyl analog of EPINEPHRINE; beta-sympathomimetic that acts on the heart, bronchi, skeletal muscle, alimentary tract, etc. It is used mainly as bronchodilator and heart stimulant.
Cell-surface proteins that bind epinephrine and/or norepinephrine with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes. The two major classes of adrenergic receptors, alpha and beta, were originally discriminated based on their cellular actions but now are distinguished by their relative affinity for characteristic synthetic ligands. Adrenergic receptors may also be classified according to the subtypes of G-proteins with which they bind; this scheme does not respect the alpha-beta distinction.
The major nerves supplying sympathetic innervation to the abdomen. The greater, lesser, and lowest (or smallest) splanchnic nerves are formed by preganglionic fibers from the spinal cord which pass through the paravertebral ganglia and then to the celiac ganglia and plexuses. The lumbar splanchnic nerves carry fibers which pass through the lumbar paravertebral ganglia to the mesenteric and hypogastric ganglia.
A type of chromogranin which was first isolated from CHROMAFFIN CELLS of the ADRENAL MEDULLA but is also found in other tissues and in many species including human, bovine, rat, mouse, and others. It is an acidic protein with 431 to 445 amino acid residues. It contains fragments that inhibit vasoconstriction or release of hormones and neurotransmitter, while other fragments exert antimicrobial actions.
A beta-hydroxylated derivative of phenylalanine. The D-form of dihydroxyphenylalanine has less physiologic activity than the L-form and is commonly used experimentally to determine whether the pharmacological effects of LEVODOPA are stereospecific.
A group of membrane transport proteins that transport biogenic amine derivatives of catechol across the PLASMA MEMBRANE. Catecholamine plasma membrane transporter proteins regulate neural transmission as well as catecholamine metabolism and recycling.
A methyltransferase that catalyzes the reaction of S-adenosyl-L-methionine and phenylethanolamine to yield S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine and N-methylphenylethanolamine. It can act on various phenylethanolamines and converts norepinephrine into epinephrine. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 2.1.1.28.
A group of compounds that are methyl derivatives of the amino acid TYROSINE.
A nonselective alpha-adrenergic antagonist. It is used in the treatment of hypertension and hypertensive emergencies, pheochromocytoma, vasospasm of RAYNAUD DISEASE and frostbite, clonidine withdrawal syndrome, impotence, and peripheral vascular disease.
An inhibitor of the enzyme TYROSINE 3-MONOOXYGENASE, and consequently of the synthesis of catecholamines. It is used to control the symptoms of excessive sympathetic stimulation in patients with PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed)
A group of acidic proteins that are major components of SECRETORY GRANULES in the endocrine and neuroendocrine cells. They play important roles in the aggregation, packaging, sorting, and processing of secretory protein prior to secretion. They are cleaved to release biologically active peptides. There are various types of granins, usually classified by their sources.
The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.
One of two major pharmacologically defined classes of adrenergic receptors. The beta adrenergic receptors play an important role in regulating CARDIAC MUSCLE contraction, SMOOTH MUSCLE relaxation, and GLYCOGENOLYSIS.
An indirect sympathomimetic. Tyramine does not directly activate adrenergic receptors, but it can serve as a substrate for adrenergic uptake systems and monoamine oxidase so it prolongs the actions of adrenergic transmitters. It also provokes transmitter release from adrenergic terminals. Tyramine may be a neurotransmitter in some invertebrate nervous systems.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
An alpha-adrenergic antagonist with long duration of action. It has been used to treat hypertension and as a peripheral vasodilator.
Dopamines with a hydroxy group substituted in one or more positions.
Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.
PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate alpha-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of endogenous or exogenous adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic alpha-antagonists are used in the treatment of hypertension, vasospasm, peripheral vascular disease, shock, and pheochromocytoma.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A relatively rare, usually benign neoplasm originating in the chemoreceptor tissue of the CAROTID BODY; GLOMUS JUGULARE; GLOMUS TYMPANICUM; AORTIC BODIES; and the female genital tract. It consists histologically of rounded or ovoid hyperchromatic cells that tend to be grouped in an alveolus-like pattern within a scant to moderate amount of fibrous stroma and a few large thin-walled vascular channels. (From Stedman, 27th ed)
Cellular release of material within membrane-limited vesicles by fusion of the vesicles with the CELL MEMBRANE.
Drugs that mimic the effects of stimulating postganglionic adrenergic sympathetic nerves. Included here are drugs that directly stimulate adrenergic receptors and drugs that act indirectly by provoking the release of adrenergic transmitters.
A benzoate-cevane found in VERATRUM and Schoenocaulon. It activates SODIUM CHANNELS to stay open longer than normal.
Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
One of the two major pharmacological subdivisions of adrenergic receptors that were originally defined by the relative potencies of various adrenergic compounds. The alpha receptors were initially described as excitatory receptors that post-junctionally stimulate SMOOTH MUSCLE contraction. However, further analysis has revealed a more complex picture involving several alpha receptor subtypes and their involvement in feedback regulation.
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate beta-adrenergic receptors.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of naturally occurring monoamines. It is a flavin-containing enzyme that is localized in mitochondrial membranes, whether in nerve terminals, the liver, or other organs. Monoamine oxidase is important in regulating the metabolic degradation of catecholamines and serotonin in neural or target tissues. Hepatic monoamine oxidase has a crucial defensive role in inactivating circulating monoamines or those, such as tyramine, that originate in the gut and are absorbed into the portal circulation. (From Goodman and Gilman's, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p415) EC 1.4.3.4.
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate alpha adrenergic receptors.
A selective nicotinic cholinergic agonist used as a research tool. DMPP activates nicotinic receptors in autonomic ganglia but has little effect at the neuromuscular junction.
A CELL LINE derived from a PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA of the rat ADRENAL MEDULLA. PC12 cells stop dividing and undergo terminal differentiation when treated with NERVE GROWTH FACTOR, making the line a useful model system for NERVE CELL differentiation.
An element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
Excision of one or both adrenal glands. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Synthesized from endogenous epinephrine and norepinephrine in vivo. It is found in brain, blood, CSF, and urine, where its concentrations are used to measure catecholamine turnover.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Sympathectomy using chemicals (e.g., 6-hydroxydopamine or guanethidine) which selectively and reversibly destroy adrenergic nerve endings while leaving cholinergic nerve endings intact.
Drugs that inhibit the actions of the sympathetic nervous system by any mechanism. The most common of these are the ADRENERGIC ANTAGONISTS and drugs that deplete norepinephrine or reduce the release of transmitters from adrenergic postganglionic terminals (see ADRENERGIC AGENTS). Drugs that act in the central nervous system to reduce sympathetic activity (e.g., centrally acting alpha-2 adrenergic agonists, see ADRENERGIC ALPHA-AGONISTS) are included here.
Enzyme that catalyzes the movement of a methyl group from S-adenosylmethionone to a catechol or a catecholamine.
A glycoside obtained from Digitalis purpurea; the aglycone is digitogenin which is bound to five sugars. Digitonin solubilizes lipids, especially in membranes and is used as a tool in cellular biochemistry, and reagent for precipitating cholesterol. It has no cardiac effects.
Drugs that bind to and activate adrenergic receptors.
A member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol Na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23.
The presence of bacteria in the urine which is normally bacteria-free. These bacteria are from the URINARY TRACT and are not contaminants of the surrounding tissues. Bacteriuria can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Significant bacteriuria is an indicator of urinary tract infection.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
A neurotransmitter found at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Treatment process involving the injection of fluid into an organ or tissue.
A tricyclic dibenzazepine compound that potentiates neurotransmission. Desipramine selectively blocks reuptake of norepinephrine from the neural synapse, and also appears to impair serotonin transport. This compound also possesses minor anticholinergic activity, through its affinity to muscarinic receptors.
The study of chemical changes resulting from electrical action and electrical activity resulting from chemical changes.
A group of 1,2-benzenediols that contain the general formula R-C6H5O2.
A neural crest tumor usually derived from the chromoreceptor tissue of a paraganglion, such as the carotid body, or medulla of the adrenal gland (usually called a chromaffinoma or pheochromocytoma). It is more common in women than in men. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
The unfavorable effect of environmental factors (stressors) on the physiological functions of an organism. Prolonged unresolved physiological stress can affect HOMEOSTASIS of the organism, and may lead to damaging or pathological conditions.
An adenine nucleotide containing one phosphate group which is esterified to both the 3'- and 5'-positions of the sugar moiety. It is a second messenger and a key intracellular regulator, functioning as a mediator of activity for a number of hormones, including epinephrine, glucagon, and ACTH.
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
Compounds containing the hexamethylenebis(trimethylammonium) cation. Members of this group frequently act as antihypertensive agents and selective ganglionic blocking agents.
Nerve fibers liberating catecholamines at a synapse after an impulse.
A generic grouping for dihydric alcohols with the hydroxy groups (-OH) located on different carbon atoms. They are viscous liquids with high boiling points for their molecular weights.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.
A chemically heterogeneous group of drugs that have in common the ability to block oxidative deamination of naturally occurring monoamines. (From Gilman, et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p414)
The increase in a measurable parameter of a PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS, including cellular, microbial, and plant; immunological, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, digestive, neural, musculoskeletal, ocular, and skin physiological processes; or METABOLIC PROCESS, including enzymatic and other pharmacological processes, by a drug or other chemical.
One of the AROMATIC-L-AMINO-ACID DECARBOXYLASES, this enzyme is responsible for the conversion of DOPA to DOPAMINE. It is of clinical importance in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
A monoamine oxidase inhibitor with antihypertensive properties.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Sodium chloride-dependent neurotransmitter symporters located primarily on the PLASMA MEMBRANE of noradrenergic neurons. They remove NOREPINEPHRINE from the EXTRACELLULAR SPACE by high affinity reuptake into PRESYNAPTIC TERMINALS. It regulates signal amplitude and duration at noradrenergic synapses and is the target of ADRENERGIC UPTAKE INHIBITORS.
An alpha-1 adrenergic agonist used as a mydriatic, nasal decongestant, and cardiotonic agent.
A plant alkaloid with alpha-2-adrenergic blocking activity. Yohimbine has been used as a mydriatic and in the treatment of ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION.
Antidiuretic hormones released by the NEUROHYPOPHYSIS of all vertebrates (structure varies with species) to regulate water balance and OSMOLARITY. In general, vasopressin is a nonapeptide consisting of a six-amino-acid ring with a cysteine 1 to cysteine 6 disulfide bridge or an octapeptide containing a CYSTINE. All mammals have arginine vasopressin except the pig with a lysine at position 8. Vasopressin, a vasoconstrictor, acts on the KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS to increase water reabsorption, increase blood volume and blood pressure.
An increase in the excretion of URINE. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.
A subclass of beta-adrenergic receptors (RECEPTORS, ADRENERGIC, BETA). The adrenergic beta-2 receptors are more sensitive to EPINEPHRINE than to NOREPINEPHRINE and have a high affinity for the agonist TERBUTALINE. They are widespread, with clinically important roles in SKELETAL MUSCLE; LIVER; and vascular, bronchial, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary SMOOTH MUSCLE.
Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.
A phenethylamine found in EPHEDRA SINICA. PSEUDOEPHEDRINE is an isomer. It is an alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used for asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.
A group of compounds that are derivatives of beta- aminoethylbenzene which is structurally and pharmacologically related to amphetamine. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
An imidazoline sympatholytic agent that stimulates ALPHA-2 ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS and central IMIDAZOLINE RECEPTORS. It is commonly used in the management of HYPERTENSION.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
Drugs that block the transport of adrenergic transmitters into axon terminals or into storage vesicles within terminals. The tricyclic antidepressants (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, TRICYCLIC) and amphetamines are among the therapeutically important drugs that may act via inhibition of adrenergic transport. Many of these drugs also block transport of serotonin.
Agents having as their major action the interruption of neural transmission at nicotinic receptors on postganglionic autonomic neurons. Because their actions are so broad, including blocking of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, their therapeutic use has been largely supplanted by more specific drugs. They may still be used in the control of blood pressure in patients with acute dissecting aortic aneurysm and for the induction of hypotension in surgery.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS. Adrenergic antagonists block the actions of the endogenous adrenergic transmitters EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE.
Substances used for their pharmacological actions on any aspect of neurotransmitter systems. Neurotransmitter agents include agonists, antagonists, degradation inhibitors, uptake inhibitors, depleters, precursors, and modulators of receptor function.
An alkaloid, originally from Atropa belladonna, but found in other plants, mainly SOLANACEAE. Hyoscyamine is the 3(S)-endo isomer of atropine.
A deaminated metabolite of LEVODOPA.
Various fish of the family SALMONIDAE, usually smaller than salmon. They are mostly restricted to cool clear freshwater. Some are anadromous. They are highly regarded for their handsome colors, rich well-flavored flesh, and gameness as an angling fish. The genera Salvelinus, Salmo, and ONCORHYNCHUS have been introduced virtually throughout the world.
A group of naturally occurring amines derived by enzymatic decarboxylation of the natural amino acids. Many have powerful physiological effects (e.g., histamine, serotonin, epinephrine, tyramine). Those derived from aromatic amino acids, and also their synthetic analogs (e.g., amphetamine), are of use in pharmacology.
A guanidine analog with specific affinity for tissues of the sympathetic nervous system and related tumors. The radiolabeled forms are used as antineoplastic agents and radioactive imaging agents. (Merck Index, 12th ed) MIBG serves as a neuron-blocking agent which has a strong affinity for, and retention in, the adrenal medulla and also inhibits ADP-ribosyltransferase.
Analogs or derivatives of mandelic acid (alpha-hydroxybenzeneacetic acid).
A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator.
The naturally occurring form of DIHYDROXYPHENYLALANINE and the immediate precursor of DOPAMINE. Unlike dopamine itself, it can be taken orally and crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is rapidly taken up by dopaminergic neurons and converted to DOPAMINE. It is used for the treatment of PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS and is usually given with agents that inhibit its conversion to dopamine outside of the central nervous system.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
A type of chromogranin which was initially characterized in a rat PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA CELL LINE. It is found in many species including human, rat, mouse, and others. It is an acidic protein with 626 to 657 amino acid residues. In some species, it inhibits secretion of PARATHYROID HORMONE or INSULIN and exerts bacteriolytic effects in others.
Procedures for collecting, preserving, and transporting of specimens sufficiently stable to provide accurate and precise results suitable for clinical interpretation.
An autosomal recessive inherited disorder with multiple forms of phenotypic expression, caused by a defect in the oxidative decarboxylation of branched-chain amino acids (AMINO ACIDS, BRANCHED-CHAIN). These metabolites accumulate in body fluids and render a "maple syrup" odor. The disease is divided into classic, intermediate, intermittent, and thiamine responsive subtypes. The classic form presents in the first week of life with ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, emesis, neonatal seizures, and hypertonia. The intermediate and intermittent forms present in childhood or later with acute episodes of ataxia and vomiting. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p936)
A toxic alkaloid found in Amanita muscaria (fly fungus) and other fungi of the Inocybe species. It is the first parasympathomimetic substance ever studied and causes profound parasympathetic activation that may end in convulsions and death. The specific antidote is atropine.
A transient left ventricular apical dysfunction or ballooning accompanied by electrocardiographic (ECG) T wave inversions. This abnormality is associated with high levels of CATECHOLAMINES, either administered or endogenously secreted from a tumor or during extreme stress.
A sympathomimetic agent that acts predominantly at alpha-1 adrenergic receptors. It has been used primarily as a vasoconstrictor in the treatment of HYPOTENSION.
A subclass of beta-adrenergic receptors (RECEPTORS, ADRENERGIC, BETA). The adrenergic beta-1 receptors are equally sensitive to EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE and bind the agonist DOBUTAMINE and the antagonist METOPROLOL with high affinity. They are found in the HEART, juxtaglomerular cells, and in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
The concentration of osmotically active particles in solution expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per liter of solution. Osmolality is expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per kilogram of solvent.
A nicotinic cholinergic antagonist often referred to as the prototypical ganglionic blocker. It is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and does not cross the blood-brain barrier. It has been used for a variety of therapeutic purposes including hypertension but, like the other ganglionic blockers, it has been replaced by more specific drugs for most purposes, although it is widely used a research tool.
Pigment obtained by the oxidation of epinephrine.
A non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist with a long half-life, used in cardiovascular disease to treat arrhythmias, angina pectoris, and hypertension. Nadolol is also used for MIGRAINE DISORDERS and for tremor.
A highly specific (Leu-Leu) endopeptidase that generates ANGIOTENSIN I from its precursor ANGIOTENSINOGEN, leading to a cascade of reactions which elevate BLOOD PRESSURE and increase sodium retention by the kidney in the RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM. The enzyme was formerly listed as EC 3.4.99.19.
The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.
AMINO ALCOHOLS containing the propanolamine (NH2CH2CHOHCH2) group and its derivatives.
Inflammatory responses of the epithelium of the URINARY TRACT to microbial invasions. They are often bacterial infections with associated BACTERIURIA and PYURIA.
Ventral part of the DIENCEPHALON extending from the region of the OPTIC CHIASM to the caudal border of the MAMMILLARY BODIES and forming the inferior and lateral walls of the THIRD VENTRICLE.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
An enzyme group with broad specificity. The enzymes decarboxylate a range of aromatic amino acids including dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA DECARBOXYLASE); TRYPTOPHAN; and HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN.
The resection or removal of the nerve to an organ or part. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The ability of the kidney to excrete in the urine high concentrations of solutes from the blood plasma.
The removal or interruption of some part of the sympathetic nervous system for therapeutic or research purposes.
Drugs that act on adrenergic receptors or affect the life cycle of adrenergic transmitters. Included here are adrenergic agonists and antagonists and agents that affect the synthesis, storage, uptake, metabolism, or release of adrenergic transmitters.
A selective adrenergic alpha-1 antagonist used in the treatment of HEART FAILURE; HYPERTENSION; PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA; RAYNAUD DISEASE; PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY; and URINARY RETENTION.
One of the ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS used as an antihypertensive, anti-anginal, and anti-arrhythmic agent.
Agents affecting the function of, or mimicking the actions of, the autonomic nervous system and thereby having an effect on such processes as respiration, circulation, digestion, body temperature regulation, certain endocrine gland secretions, etc.
Sympathetic alpha-adrenergic agonist with actions like PHENYLEPHRINE. It is used as a vasoconstrictor in circulatory failure, asthma, nasal congestion, and glaucoma.
The metabolic process of breaking down LIPIDS to release FREE FATTY ACIDS, the major oxidative fuel for the body. Lipolysis may involve dietary lipids in the DIGESTIVE TRACT, circulating lipids in the BLOOD, and stored lipids in the ADIPOSE TISSUE or the LIVER. A number of enzymes are involved in such lipid hydrolysis, such as LIPASE and LIPOPROTEIN LIPASE from various tissues.
The preparation and analysis of samples on miniaturized devices.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
An amine derived by enzymatic decarboxylation of HISTIDINE. It is a powerful stimulant of gastric secretion, a constrictor of bronchial smooth muscle, a vasodilator, and also a centrally acting neurotransmitter.
Relatively complete absence of oxygen in one or more tissues.
In timed urine tests the quantity excreted (usually per 24 hours) is assessed along with creatinine clearance, and the quantity ... These urinalysis tests are used to diagnose an adrenal gland tumor called pheochromocytoma, a tumor of catecholamine-secreting ... VMA is found in the urine, along with other catecholamine metabolites, including homovanillic acid (HVA), metanephrine, and ... These tests may also be used to diagnose neuroblastomas, and to monitor treatment of these conditions. Norepinephrine is ...
"Urine Metanephrines , Lab Tests Online". labtestsonline.org. Retrieved 2019-12-24. "Catecholamine Urine & Blood Tests". WebMD. ... Blood tests are also done to analyze the amount of catecholamines present in the body. Catecholamine tests are done to identify ... Urine testing for catecholamine is used to detect pheochromocytoma. "They have been found in 44 plant families, but no ... "Catecholamines in Urine". webmd.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017. Kuklin, A. I.; Conger, B. V. (1995). "Catecholamines in Plants". ...
5-HIAA is tested by 24-hour urine samples combined with an acidic additive to maintain pH below 3. Certain foods and drugs are ... catecholamines. Anabolism. (tyrosine→epinephrine). *Tyrosine → Levodopa → Dopamine → Norepinephrine → Epinephrine. Catabolism/ ... Johnson HC Jr, "Urine Tests," Volume 1, 342-7.. *Schultz AL, "5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid," Methods in Clinical Chemistry, Pesce ... Since 5-HIAA is a metabolite of serotonin, testing is most frequently performed for the diagnosis of carcinoid tumors of the ...
Most people with PTSD show a low secretion of cortisol and high secretion of catecholamines in urine, with a norepinephrine/ ... Individuals diagnosed with PTSD respond more strongly to a dexamethasone suppression test than individuals diagnosed with ... Brain catecholamine levels are high, and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) concentrations are high. Together, these findings ... This is in contrast to the normative fight-or-flight response, in which both catecholamine and cortisol levels are elevated ...
Tests of the blood, urine, and hair for mercury are available but do not relate well to the amount in the body. Prevention ... Due to the body's inability to degrade catecholamines (e.g. adrenaline), a person suffering from mercury poisoning may ... Tetsuya Endo, a professor at the Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, has tested whale meat purchased in the whaling town of ... If the exposure is chronic, urine levels can be obtained; 24-hour collections are more reliable than spot collections. It is ...
Laboratory findings in Cushing syndrome include increased serum glucose (blood sugar) and increased urine cortisol. Adrenal ... Rarely, pheochromocytoma-like hypersecretion of catecholamines has been reported in adrenocortical cancers. Nonfunctional ... Hormonal syndromes should be confirmed with laboratory testing. ...
... a blood or urine pregnancy test, and an ultrasound. A pelvic exam can show if conception has occurred, blood and urine can be ... Reduction in catecholamine levels have been observed in people with symptoms such as hyperprolactinemia and abdominal ... Ahmad MF, Abu MA, Chew KT, Sheng KL, Zakaria MA (March 2018). "A positive urine pregnancy test (UPT) with adnexal mass; ectopic ... Medical tests and imaging are recommended to rule out potentially life-threatening conditions. Delusional pregnancy is distinct ...
... elevated levels of catecholamines or their metabolites are found in the urine or blood. Catecholamines and their metabolites ... Further treatment is available in phase I and phase II clinical trials that test new agents and combinations of agents against ... Urine catecholamine level can be elevated in pre-clinical neuroblastoma. Screening asymptomatic infants at three weeks, six ... Based on a series of 493 neuroblastoma samples, it has been reported that overall genomic pattern, as tested by array-based ...
This results in loss of magnesium and calcium in the urine. Mitochondriopathies, such as caused by mutations in SARS2, MT-TI or ... Hypomagnesemia is probably underdiagnosed, as testing for serum magnesium levels is not routine. Low levels of magnesium in ... This could be the result of an intracellular shift because of an increase in catecholamines. Malabsorption Acute pancreatitis ... About 2400 mg of magnesium passes through the kidneys daily, of which 5% (120 mg) is excreted through urine. The loop of Henle ...
Artificial perspiration is also available for in-vitro testing, and contains 19 amino acids and the most abundant minerals and ... Diaphoresis due to ectopic catecholamine is a classic symptom of a pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland. ... "Simultaneous Study of Constituents of Urine and Perspiration" (PDF). The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 99 (3): 781-790. ... Currently the only major commercial application for sweat diagnostics is for infant cystic fibrosis testing based on sweat ...
... blood or urine), analytical method used, and factors such as age and sex. Test results should, therefore, always be interpreted ... mainly secreting the catecholamines adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) under sympathetic stimulation. ... MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Cortisol - urine Converted from nmol/24h, using molar mass of 362.460 g/mol Izawa S, Sugaya N, Ogawa ... In animals, cortisol is often used as an indicator of stress and can be measured in blood, saliva, urine, hair, and faeces. ...
Following systemic administration of amphetamine to rats, POH has been found in urine and in plasma. The observed lack of a ... This is a diagnostic test for Horner's syndrome. Patients with Horner's syndrome exhibit anisocoria brought about by lesions on ... The inhibition of MAO-A prevents metabolism of serotonin and catecholamines in the presynaptic terminal, and thus increases the ... 4-Hydroxyamphetamine is then metabolized by dopamine beta-hydroxylase into 4-hydroxynorephedrine or eliminated in the urine. ...
Laboratory tests to be conducted include urine toxicology, blood glucose, a basic metabolic panel evaluating kidney function, ... Labetalol is a beta-blocker with mild alpha antagonism, decreasing the ability of catecholamine activity to increase systemic ... The kidneys may be affected, resulting in blood or protein in the urine, and acute kidney failure. People can have decreased ... urine production, fluid retention, and confusion. Other signs and symptoms can include: Chest pain Abnormal heart rhythms ...
From the result of the test administrating individuals with paracetamol, it was found that the level of sulfate conjugate in ... Kuchel O, Buu NT, Serri O (1982). "Sulfoconjugation of catecholamines, nutrition, and hypertension". Hypertension. 4 (5 Pt 2): ... urine was significantly lower in the autistic individuals as compared to the non-autistic controls, which was caused by the ... Rosemary Waring through a series of tests during her researches on the mechanisms and characteristics of sulfation in autistic ...
... toward a positive test result. Dietary zinc supplements can mask the presence of methamphetamine and other drugs in urine. ... that regulates brain catecholamine systems. Activation of TAAR1 increases cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) production and ... Methamphetamine and amphetamine are often measured in urine or blood as part of a drug test for sports, employment, poisoning ... and THC by ELISA urine testing". J. Anal. Toxicol. 35 (6): 333-340. doi:10.1093/anatox/35.6.333. PMID 21740689. Nakayama, MT. " ...
10% of people taking entacapone experience a change in urine color to orange, red, brown, or black. This side effect is due to ... None of the medications tested in studies have shown clinically relevant interactions, except perhaps warfarin for which a 13 ... tricyclic antidepressants and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors because they also increase catecholamine levels in the body, ... It has a half-life of approximately 0.3-0.7 hours, with only 0.2% being excreted unchanged in the urine. "Comtan Full ...
... was first reported by de Bold in 1981 when rat atrial extracts were found to contain a substance that increased salt and urine ... making these peptides better choices than ANP for diagnostic blood testing. The discovery of a natriuretic factor (one that ... Membrane Receptor-mediated elevation of vascular smooth muscle cGMP Inhibition of the effects of catecholamines Promotes ... making these peptides better choices than ANP for diagnostic blood testing. In addition to the mammalian natriuretic peptides ( ...
Chronic hyperglycemia can be measured by clinical urine tests which can detect sugar in the urine or microalbuminuria which ... Hormones such as the growth hormone, glucagon, cortisol and catecholamines, can cause hyperglycemia when they are present in ... "Hemocue Urine Albumin Point-Of-Care Test Shows Strong Agreement With the Results Obtained With a Large Nephelometer". Diabetes ... It is critical for patients who monitor glucose levels at home to be aware of which units of measurement their testing kit uses ...
To reduce the likelihood that the synephrine detected in urine had a dietary origin, the subjects tested by Ibrahim and co- ... Biosynthetic pathways for catecholamines and trace amines in the human brain[32][33][34] ... Low levels of synephrine have been found in normal human urine,[20][21] as well as in other mammalian tissue.[22][23] ... In humans, catecholamines and phenethylaminergic trace amines are produced from the amino acid phenylalanine. Abbreviations: ...
Urine glucose readings, however taken, are much less useful. In properly functioning kidneys, glucose does not appear in urine ... as measured by a fasting blood glucose test). Normal blood glucose level (tested while fasting) for non-diabetics is between ... cortisol and catecholamines) which increase blood glucose; and one anabolic hormone (insulin), which decreases blood glucose. ... However, as urine is stored in the bladder, any glucose in it might have been produced at any time since the last time the ...
Several classes of compounds were tested including catecholamines, local anesthetics, diuretics, and amino acids. The best ... found MLC to be highly useful in analyzing a class of drugs called b-antagonists, so called beta-blockers, in urine samples. ... They found that the retention of most compounds tested decreased with increasing concentrations of micelles. From this, it can ... tested three different QRAR retention models on ionic compounds. ... Technique for the Determination of β-Antagonists in Urine ...
All participants collected urine samples for 24 hours two weeks prior to their midterm (baseline) as well as for the 24 hours ... Catecholamine levels are thought to be high when individuals are experiencing higher stress. Half of participants completed two ... undergraduate participants completed the Trier social stress test, a standardized laboratory paradigm used to induce stress in ... However, participants who completed the two values essays did not show an increase in catecholamine levels from baseline to ...
The normal serum level of potassium is 3.5 to 5 mmol/L. Generally, blood tests for kidney function (creatinine, blood urea ... Salbutamol (albuterol), a β2-selective catecholamine, is administered by nebuliser (e.g. 10-20 mg). This medication also lowers ... characterized by reduced urine output. This can lead to a dramatically elevated potassium in conditions of increased cell ... Often, however, the problem is detected during screening blood tests for a medical disorder, or after hospitalization for ...
Phenylketonurics often use blood tests to monitor the amount of phenylalanine in their blood. Lab results may report ... and so a small amount of an ingested dose of D-phenylalanine is excreted in the urine without penetrating the central nervous ... The latter three are known as the catecholamines. Phenylalanine uses the same active transport channel as tryptophan to cross ...
β-blockers cause a competitive inhibition of the β-receptor, which counters the effects of catecholamines. β1 and β2-receptors ... In April 1963, toxicity tests for pronethalol showed results of thymic tumours in mice. Nevertheless, it was launched under the ... the percent of drug eliminated by metabolism or unchanged in the urine and hepatic extraction ratio. Each of the β-blockers ... β-blockers' binding site to the receptor is the same as for endogenous catecholamines, such as noradrenaline and adrenaline. ...
But at blood concentrations above the renal threshold sugar starts appearing in the urine. Oxyhyperglycemia, like other forms ... Differentiation by Sugar Tolerance Tests, Med Clin N Amer 31:289, 1947 Tobe T, Kouchi M, Tanimura H, Huang C. Hyperglycemia ... probably through stimulation the catecholamines involved in the generalized autonomic surge induced by the osmotic load, but at ... detectable glucose in urine), but this hyperglycemia reverses rapidly and may even go to hypoglycemia in the later phase. This ...
This might involve injection with a stimulating agent to test the function of an endocrine organ. Blood is then sampled to ... The Chinese were isolating sex and pituitary hormones from human urine and using them for medicinal purposes by 200 BC. They ... catecholamines), are derived from single amino acids, in this case tyrosine. Thyroid hormones such as 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine ( ... The diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases are guided by laboratory tests to a greater extent than for most specialties ...
A water-soluble prodrug form, fospropofol, has recently been developed and tested with positive results. Fospropofol is rapidly ... There are also reports that it may cause green discolouration of the urine.[47] ... sometimes in combination with catecholamines and/or corticosteroids.[58] ... "Green discoloration of urine after propofol infusion". Korean Journal of Anesthesiology. 65 (2): 177-9. doi:10.4097/kjae. ...
Urine glucose readings, however taken, are much less useful. In properly functioning kidneys, glucose does not appear in urine ... Glucose test - blood. NIH - National Institutes of Health. *^ Davidson NK, Moreland P (26 July 2011). "Living with diabetes ... catabolic hormones (such as glucagon, cortisol and catecholamines) which increase blood glucose;[17] ... Errors when using test strips were often caused by the age of the strip or exposure to high temperatures or humidity.[29] More ...
Most people with PTSD show a low secretion of cortisol and high secretion of catecholamines in urine,[85] with a norepinephrine ... Individuals diagnosed with PTSD respond more strongly to a dexamethasone suppression test than individuals diagnosed with ... Brain catecholamine levels are high,[88] and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) concentrations are high.[89][90] Together, ... in which both catecholamine and cortisol levels are elevated after exposure to a stressor.[87] ...
Testing[edit]. The presence of stimulants in the body may be tested by a variety of procedures. Serum and urine are the common ... with its most pronounced effects targeting the catecholamine neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine.[38] At therapeutic ... Fishchman, N; Mello, N. Testing for Abuse Liability of Drugs in Humans (PDF). 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857: U.S. ... However, when people were tested in labs, only half of those who claim dependence actually experienced it, casting doubt on ...
... appears to cause very few side effects as tested in the short term, up to three months, at low doses. Two systematic ... the enzyme for catecholamine and serotonin biosynthesis". Biochemistry. 31 (8): 2229-38. doi:10.1021/bi00123a004. PMID 1540578. ... a small amount is excreted in urine, and a small amount is found in saliva.[69] ...
negative regulation of urine volume. • response to organic cyclic compound. • negative regulation of gastric acid secretion. • ... Luck MR, Jungclas B (September 1987). "Catecholamines and ascorbic acid as stimulators of bovine ovarian oxytocin secretion". ... at least in the tail suspension test.[83] In contrast to WAY-267,464, carbetocin, a close analogue of oxytocin and peptide ... Due to its similarity to vasopressin, it can reduce the excretion of urine slightly. In several species, oxytocin can stimulate ...
The earliest study of endocrinology began in China.[14] The Chinese were isolating sex and pituitary hormones from human urine ... Amines, such as norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine (catecholamines), are derived from single amino acids, in this case ... Many diseases are investigated through excitation/stimulation or inhibition/suppression testing. This might involve injection ... The diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases are guided by laboratory tests to a greater extent than for most specialties ...
These genes have been shown to affect the catecholamine synthesis pathway, with the majority of the genes affecting the fight- ... and urine marking (which dogs do to establish territory through scent), became increasingly incompatible with the new role of a ... separately tested qualities (such as ability or health) are not part of the judging in conformation shows. ...
Catecholamines kick out the demons of depression. Life Enhancement. July 1999. *↑ Alpert, J. E., et al. S-Adenosyl-L-methionine ... Effects of acute and chronic treatment with magnesium in the forced swim test in rats. Pharmacol Rep. 57(5):654-658, 2005. ... Clinical studies on the phenylethylamine hypothesis of affective disorder: urine and blood phenylacetic acid and phenylalanine ... Antidepressant-like effects of acute and chronic treatment with zinc in forced swim test and olfactory bulbectomy model in rats ...
Drug Testing and Analysis. 6 (7-8): 805-7. doi:10.1002/dta.1578. PMID 24124092.. ... "Designer phenethylamines routinely found in human urine: 2-ethylamino-1-phenylbutane and 2-amino-1-phenylbutane". Journal of ... Catecholamines. (and close relatives) *6-FNE. *6-OHDA. *a-Me-DA. *a-Me-TRA ...
Diaphoresis due to ectopic catecholamine is a classic symptom of a pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland. ... Currently the only major commercial application for sweat diagnostics is for infant cystic fibrosis testing based on sweat ... "Simultaneous Study of Constituents of Urine and Perspiration" (PDF). The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 99 (3): 781-790. ... "Artificial microfluidic skin for in vitro perspiration simulation and testing". Lab on a Chip. 13 (10): 1868-1875. doi:10.1039/ ...
Exercise testing: Coordinating exercise tests in order to measure body compositions, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular ... Plasma catecholamine concentrations increase 10-fold in whole body exercise.[25]. *Ammonia is produced by exercised skeletal ... People doing heavy exercise may lose two and half times as much fluid in sweat as urine.[23] This can have profound ... Functional tests are also used in order to gain understanding on a more specific part of the body. Once the information is ...
The normal serum level of potassium is 3.5 to 5 mmol/L. Generally, blood tests for kidney function (creatinine, blood urea ... Salbutamol (albuterol), a β2-selective catecholamine, is administered by nebulizer (e.g. 10-20 mg). This drug also lowers blood ... characterised by reduced urine output.[11] This can be further intensified by active cellular breakdown which causes increase ... thereby preventing potassium excretion into urine.[12] Spironolactone acts by competitively inhibits the action of aldosterone. ...
Testing[edit]. The presence of stimulants in the body may be tested by a variety of procedures. Serum and urine are the common ... Most stimulants exert their activating effects by enhancing catecholamine neurotransmission. Catecholamine neurotransmitters ... Fishchman, N; Mello, N. Testing for Abuse Liability of Drugs in Humans (PDF). 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857: U.S. ... Caffeine is an adenosine receptor antagonist, and only indirectly increases catecholamine transmission in the brain.[44] ...
... and amphetamine are often measured in urine or blood as part of a drug test for sports, employment, poisoning ... that regulates brain catecholamine systems.[96][97] Activation of TAAR1 increases cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) ... Venkatratnam A, Lents NH (July 2011). "Zinc reduces the detection of cocaine, methamphetamine, and THC by ELISA urine testing ... Results of this review do not support the use of psychostimulant medications at the tested doses as a replacement therapy. ...
... the maximum level of the drug in the tested area (typically blood plasma), has been measured to be 275 +/- 36 ng/mL, where tmax ... cinnarizine is completely metabolized within the body and the metabolites are eliminated by one third in the urine and two ... cinnarizine and flunarizine are potent uncouplers of the vacuolar H+-ATPase in catecholamine storage vesicles". ...
Although no biological laboratory tests exist which confirm schizoaffective disorder, biological tests should be performed to ... Fortunati F, Mazure C, Preda A, Wahl R, Bowers M (2002). "Plasma catecholamine metabolites in antidepressant-exacerbated mania ... using both a Broad spectrum urine toxicology screening, and a Full serum toxicology screening (of the blood). Some dietary ... Blood tests are not usually repeated for relapse in people with an established diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, unless ...
... appears not to be subject to metabolism by CYP2D6 and between 20% and 50% of mescaline is excreted in the urine ... In plants, this compound may be the end-product of a pathway utilizing catecholamines as a method of stress response, similar ... Trachsel, D. (2012). "Fluorine in psychedelic phenethylamines". Drug Testing and Analysis. 4 (7-8): 577-590. doi:10.1002/dta. ... The deactivation of catecholamines via methylation produces alkaloids such as mescaline. Mescaline acts similarly to other ...
Many normal dog behaviors such as barking, jumping up, digging, rolling in dung, fighting and urine marking (which dogs do to ... These genes have been shown to affect the catecholamine synthesis pathway, with the majority of the genes affecting the fight- ... separately tested qualities (such as ability or health) are not part of the judging in conformation shows. Dog meat is consumed ...
Highly acidic urine will reduce the enantiomer half-lives to 7 hours; highly alkaline urine will increase the half-lives up to ... Exposure of isolated catecholamine vesicles to protonophores collapses the pH gradient and rapidly redistributes transmitter ... One review suggested that, based upon animal testing, pathological (addiction-inducing) psychostimulant use significantly ... Excretion is enhanced in more acidic urine. Half-life is 7 to 34 hours and is, in part, dependent on urine pH (half-life is ...
Catecholamine is a test that measures the level of catecholamines or catecholamine metabolites (break-down products) in urine. ... Catecholamine is a test that measures the level of catecholamines or catecholamine metabolites (break-down products) in urine. ...
Your doctor may want to test your levels if he thinks you might have a rare tumor thats affecting your hormone levels. ... Catecholamines are hormones made by your adrenal glands like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. ... Types of Catecholamine Tests. Catecholamines can be measured by a urine test or a blood test. Urine tests are more common, but ... A urine catecholamines test measures the total amount in your urine over a 24-hour period. Thats because hormone levels can go ...
... I have to do a 24 urine test for catecholamines. I have LBBB,tachycardia,hypertension and have ... so there is very little urine, will they still test it? ... If you started collecting your urine at 07.00 you have until ... May we suggest that you speak to the doctor who has arranged for you to have this test, they should be able to answer your ... now an underactive thyroid so why do I have to have this test? I went to the toilet at 7 am then did not go till 5 .05 pm and ...
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Find out what the test measures and what the results mean. ... A catecholamine blood test measures the amount of three ... More testing will need to be done, including possibly a catecholamine urine test. ... Your child and the catecholamine blood test. Your childs doctor may order a catecholamine blood test if theyre concerned that ... What is the purpose of the catecholamine blood test?. The catecholamine blood test determines whether the level of ...
Catecholamines - urine. Dopamine-urine test; Epinephrine-urine test; Adrenalin-urine test; Urine metanephrine; Normetanephrine ... Catecholamine urine test - illustration Catecholamine is a test that measures the level of catecholamines or catecholamine ... Catecholamine urine test - illustration Catecholamine is a test that measures the level of catecholamines or catecholamine ... A urine test can be done to measure the level of catecholamines in your body. Separate urine tests may be done to measure ...
Catecholamines (say kat-uh-KOH-luh-meens) are hormones made mostly by your adrenal glands as a reaction to stress. When you ... Catecholamines in Urine. Test Overview. Catecholamines (say "kat-uh-KOH-luh-meens") are hormones made mostly by your adrenal ... The 24-hour urine test is better than a blood test for finding high levels of catecholamines. To learn more about a ... A test for catecholamines measures the amount of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the urine. The test ...
The optimal specimen for this testing is a 24-hour urine collection. Mass per day calculations are not reported for patients ... Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a ... Additional information related to the test.. Secreting neuroendocrine tumors are typically associated with catecholamine ... Clinical Chemistry 1993; 39:2503-8.); 2) Effect of urine pH, storage time, and temperature on stability of catecholamines, ...
... and epinephrine in urine or blood. High levels can indicate certain types of rare tumors. Learn more. ... Catecholamine tests check for levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, ... What happens during a catecholamine test?. A catecholamine test may be done in urine or blood. Urine testing is done more often ... For a catecholamine urine test, your health care provider will ask you to collect all urine during a 24-hour period. This is ...
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Norepinephrine,Pl- (0-399) mine was 1042 Catecholamine,TOT,PL- (0-699) mine was 1189 My thyroid was still out of whack- TSH- ... They made me do a 24 urine test,will get results next wednesday. Is this pheochromocytoma or Neuroblastoma? ... High catecholamine levels seem to suggest a diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. The 24-hr urine catecholamine levels may provide ... Abandoning the PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Will Cost Lives They got it all wrong: Why the PSA test is imperative for saving ...
... when catecholamine testing is requested, and what the results of catecholamine testing might mean ... and removed in the urine. Urine catecholamine testing measures the total amount of catecholamines released over a 24 hour ... The plasma catecholamine test measures the amount of hormones present at the moment of collection, while the urine test ... Urine and plasma catecholamine and catecholamine metabolite testing can be used to help detect the presence of ...
... can detect abnormal levels of metanephrine and normetanephrine in the blood. Symptoms of ... 3. Catecholamines, Plasma and Urine. Lab Tests Online. American Association for Clinical Chemistry. 24 Nov. 2010. Web 10 Dec ... Metanephrine is found in the blood and urine. The blood test is considered much more sensitive than the urine test. So much so ... Catecholamines Blood Test. Blood tests for pheochromocytoma that measure epinephrine, norepinephrine, or dopamine are called ...
... Skip to the navigation Test Overview. Catecholamines (say "kat-uh-KOH-luh-meens") are hormones made ... The 24-hour urine test is better than a blood test for finding high levels of catecholamines. To learn more about a ... A test for catecholamines measures the amount of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the urine. The test ... Catecholamines in a 24-hour urine samplefootnote 1. Free catecholamines. Less than 100 micrograms (mcg) or less than 591 ...
... Test Overview. Catecholamines (say "kat-uh-KOH-luh-meens") are hormones made mostly by your adrenal ... The 24-hour urine test is better than a blood test for finding high levels of catecholamines. To learn more about a ... A test for catecholamines measures the amount of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the urine. The test ... Catecholamines in a 24-hour urine samplefootnote 1. Free catecholamines. Less than 100 micrograms (mcg) or less than 591 ...
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Learn about scheduled follow-up appointments and the procedures and tests that may be done. ... Urine tests. Neurblastoma cells produce chemical substances called catecholamines. These are broken down into homovanillic acid ... Other tests. Doctors may order tests to check the heart and lungs, such as echocardiogram, ECG and pulmonary function tests. ... Blood tests. Doctors may order a complete blood count (CBC) and blood chemistry tests. These tests are done to check the ...
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  • Catecholamines" is an umbrella term for the hormones dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, which naturally occur in your body. (healthline.com)
  • The main types of catecholamines are dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • A test for catecholamines measures the amount of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the urine. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • The main catecholamines are dopamine, adrenaline (epinephrine), and noradrenaline (norepinephrine). (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • It tests the blood for metanephrine and normetanephrine, which are metabolized forms of epinephrine and norepinephrine. (brighthub.com)
  • Blood tests for pheochromocytoma that measure epinephrine, norepinephrine, or dopamine are called Catecholamine blood tests. (brighthub.com)
  • For the plasma free metanephrine test, the doctor may ask you to discontinue the use of drugs that contain epinephrine or acetaminophen before taking the test. (brighthub.com)
  • High values of catecholamines (eg, epinephrine , norepinephrine, or dopamine ) are diagnostic of pheochromocytoma or neuroblastoma. (medscape.com)
  • Epinephrine and norepinephrine are hormones called catecholamines that are released into the blood in response to physical or emotional stress and help regulate the flow and pressure of blood throughout the body. (labtestsonline.org)
  • The clinical features and consequences of PHEO/PGL result from the release of catecholamines (norepinephrine and epinephrine). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Catecholamines are organic compounds that include the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and dopamine. (cancer.net)
  • Adrenaline ( epinephrine ) and noradrenaline ( norepinephrine ) are two types of catecholamines that help control heart rate, blood pressure , blood sugar , and the way the body reacts to stress . (oncolink.org)
  • This is where the cells secrete substances called catecholamines -- epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine . (medicinenet.com)
  • Acrolein also can produce inflammation of the heart, and ventricular fibrillation can occur in the setting of epinephrine administration combined with an acrolein-induced catecholamine release ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is a marker for catecholamine-secreting cancers such as pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma, and neuroblastoma. (cerilliant.com)
  • This internal standard is suitable for LC-MS/MS monitoring of epinephrine levels in urine or plasma for diagnostic testing or endocrinology. (cerilliant.com)
  • A test for catecholamines measures the amount of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the blood. (nkch.org)
  • They are chemically related to the human body's natural catecholamines: epinephrine and norepinephrine. (drugtestingworld.com)
  • Vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) is a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of artificial vanilla flavorings and is an end-stage metabolite of the catecholamines (dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine). (wikipedia.org)
  • The clinical features and consequences of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma result from the release of catecholamines (e.g., norepinephrine and epinephrine) by the tumor. (checkorphan.org)
  • Now, I need to do some sort of test for catecholamines like epinephrine, and dopamine as they suspect some sort of tumor of adrenal glands. (steadyhealth.com)
  • Catecholamines include Epinephrine and norepinephrine. (healthtap.com)
  • Epinephrine (and its metabolite metanephrine) is the catecholamine that is produced exclusively by the adrenal medulla and adrenal pheochromocytoma. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine are secreted in the adrenal medulla and are referred to as catecholamines. (health-tourism.com)
  • MedlinePlus says you should avoid these foods for several days before a catecholamine blood or urine test, which measures epinephrine levels as well as dopamine and norepinephrine, and helps diagnose certain kinds of tumors called neuroblastoma or pheochromocytoma. (livestrong.com)
  • Other causes of raised levels of plasma catecholamines include hypoglycemia, stress, various drugs including thyroid hormone supplements, methyldopa, dopamine agonists etc. (medhelp.org)
  • Catecholamine-secreting cells use several reactions to convert tyrosine serially to L-DOPA and then to dopamine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dopamine is the first catecholamine synthesized from DOPA. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with adrenaline, norepinephrine and dopamine belong to a class of substances called catecholamines. (livestrong.com)
  • A disproportionate elevation of one or more catecholamines, especially dopamine, supports the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • On the other hand, norepinephrine (and its metabolite normetanephrine) is the catecholamine produced by the adrenal medulla and adrenal pheochromocytoma as well as by the extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, which can also produce dopamine and its metabolite methoxytyramine. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The main types of catecholamines are dopamine, norepin. (adam.com)
  • The test also usually measures the amounts of vanillylmandelic acid (VMA), metanephrine, and normetanephrine. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • High levels of free catecholamines, vanillylmandelic acid (VMA), or metanephrine can mean an adrenal gland tumor or other type of tumor is present. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Blood tests for pheochromocytoma measure plasma free metanephrine in the blood. (brighthub.com)
  • The plasma free metanephrine blood test is one of the blood tests for pheochromocytoma. (brighthub.com)
  • Metanephrine is found in the blood and urine. (brighthub.com)
  • Both the plasma free metanephrine and the catecholamines blood test require a blood sample that is drawn from a vein in the arm. (brighthub.com)
  • Fasting is also required for the plasma free metanephrine test. (brighthub.com)
  • If the level of metanephrine or catecholamines in the blood is normal, then pheochromocytoma can be ruled out. (brighthub.com)
  • If the plasma free metanephrine test shows elevated levels of metanephrine, the doctor may evaluate potential causes including medications, diet, and stress level. (brighthub.com)
  • My endo told me i had a adrenal tumor and ran a 24 urine metanephrine test yesterday to today. (medhelp.org)
  • High urinary excretion of catecholamines and catecholamine metabolites (metanephrine) indicates pheochromocytoma or neuroblastoma. (medscape.com)
  • Normal urine levels of metanephrine and normetanephrine mean it is unlikely that the person tested has a catecholamine-secreting tumor. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Metanephrine and normetanephrine also may be measured during a catecholamine test. (nkch.org)
  • The test also may measure the amounts of metanephrine and normetanephrine. (nkch.org)
  • VMA is found in the urine, along with other catecholamine metabolites, including homovanillic acid (HVA), metanephrine, and normetanephrine. (wikipedia.org)
  • A dexamethasone suppression test, 24-hour urine catecholamine and metanephrine assays, and a plasma aldosterone: renin ratio were normal. (springer.com)
  • A faster, easier, and more reliable method of analysis is required to keep up with demand for the plasma metanephrine test. (aaccjnls.org)
  • It is also used as an auxillary test to Vanil Mandelic Acid & Homovanilic Acid determination in the diagnosis and followup of patients with Neuroblastoma and related tumors. (lalpathlabs.com)
  • To assist in diagnosing catecholamine-secreting tumors, such as those found in the adrenal medulla, and in the investigation of hypertension. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Doctors usually order the test to check for adrenal tumors in adults. (healthline.com)
  • The tests may also be used to see if treatments for these tumors are working. (medlineplus.gov)
  • These tests can help diagnose certain tumors, but they can't tell whether the tumor is cancerous. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This test is very sensitive and these tumors are rare, so the negative predictive value of the test is very good. (labtestsonline.org)
  • While metanephrines testing can help detect and diagnose catecholamine-secreting tumors, it cannot tell the healthcare provider how big the tumor is, where it is located, how many tumors are present, or whether or not the tumor(s) are benign (although most are benign). (labtestsonline.org)
  • Three rare tumors can also affect catecholamine levels. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) generally grouped together are rare catecholamine-secreting endocrine tumors. (springer.com)
  • Symptoms of catecholamine excess are non-specific and therefore a high index of suspicion in children with sustained hypertension, family history of endocrine tumors, or features of syndromes associated with PPGLs leads to a timely diagnosis and treatment. (springer.com)
  • Other disorders that cause elevated catecholamines may affect the tests and small or early tumors may have normal results. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • For urine HVA or VMA results, L-Dopa taken less than 24 hours before testing may elevate results and increased values may be seen with other neural crest tumors, including pheochromocytoma or in nonspecific conditions causing elevated catecholamines. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Clinically, non-secreting tumors are often diagnosed because of their growth effects, secreting tumors present symptoms related to catecholamine. (scirp.org)
  • Certain rare tumors (such as a pheochromocytoma ) can increase the amount of catecholamines in the blood. (nkch.org)
  • Urinary VMA is elevated in patients with tumors that secrete catecholamines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Catecholamine-producing tumors are neuroendocrine tumors that affect the chromaffin cells of adrenal medulla and postganglionic fibers of the sympathetic nervous system. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • 1,2) These tumors are characterized by the synthesis, storage, release, and secretion of catecholamines and their metabolites. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Therefore, testing is usually necessary to identify functional tumors secreting catecholamines, cortisol, or aldosterone. (kevinmd.com)
  • Pheochromocytomas are rare tumors that produce excessive amounts of catecholamines. (aaccjnls.org)
  • For more than 20 years, measurement of catecholamines in plasma and urine in clinical chemistry laboratories has been the cornerstone of the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors deriving from the neural crest such as pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and neuroblastoma (NB), and is still used to assess sympathetic stress function in man and animals. (nih.gov)
  • Your doctor may want to test your levels if he thinks you might have a rare tumor that's affecting your hormone levels. (webmd.com)
  • But if you have other issues, like headaches , unusual heartbeat patterns, bone pain , weight loss , sweating , trouble walking or moving normally, or lumps in your stomach , your doctor may want to test your catecholamines to see if a tumor might be causing them. (webmd.com)
  • If you have high levels of catecholamines in your blood, your doctor will do other tests to find out if you have a tumor. (webmd.com)
  • This is a tumor that grows on your adrenal gland, where catecholamines are released. (healthline.com)
  • A catecholamine test is done to help diagnose a rare tumor in the adrenal glands called a pheochromocytoma . (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • You or your child may need this test if you have symptoms of a tumor that affect catecholamine levels. (medlineplus.gov)
  • But blood testing can be useful in helping to diagnose a pheochromocytoma tumor. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If your results show high levels of catecholamines in your urine or blood, it may mean you have a pheochromocytoma, neuroblastoma, or paraganglioma tumor. (medlineplus.gov)
  • These include imaging tests such as a CT scan or an MRI , which can help your provider get more information about a suspected tumor. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Or was the adrenal tumor a presumption based on the high levels of catecholamines? (medhelp.org)
  • The adrenal tumor was a presumption on my Endo's part because the norepinephrine and the Catecholamines were high. (medhelp.org)
  • The test is also used to measure hormone levels after a pheochromocytoma has been removed to monitor for any new tumor growths. (brighthub.com)
  • Urine metanephrines testing is used to help detect or rule out the presence of a rare tumor called a pheochromocytomas or a paraganglioma that releases excess metanephrines. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Testing may also be used when a tumor has been treated or removed to monitor for recurrence. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Since pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas produce these hormones in excess, measuring the amount in the blood and/or urine may help detect the tumor. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Sometimes the 24-hour urine metanephrines test will be done in conjunction with plasma free metanephrines testing and/or followed by catecholamines testing to help decide if a catecholamine-secreting tumor is present. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Urine metanephrines are ordered when a healthcare provider either suspects that someone has a catecholamine-secreting tumor or wants to rule out the possibility. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Occasionally, the test may be ordered when an adrenal tumor is detected incidentally, such as during a scan conducted for another purpose, or when someone has a family history of pheochromocytomas . (labtestsonline.org)
  • Guidelines also suggest that imaging tests, such as MRI, be performed to locate the probable tumor. (labtestsonline.org)
  • If levels are elevated in someone who has been treated for a catecholamine-secreting tumor, it may be an indication that the treatment was not fully effective or that the tumor is recurring and appropriate follow up is needed. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Plasma and urinary catecholamines as well as their metabolites and radio-iodinated metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scanning can yield false-positive/negative results in patients harboring the tumor. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, a tumor. (cancer.net)
  • Urine is collected to test for tumor markers produced by a neuroblastoma tumor. (cancer.net)
  • A tumor marker is a substance found in higher than normal amounts in the blood, urine, or body tissues of people with certain kinds of cancer. (cancer.net)
  • Additional tests are done to find out if the tumor has changes in the numbers of whole chromosome or parts of chromosomes. (cancer.net)
  • A catecholamine urine and/or blood test may be used to assess whether the tumor secretes hormones. (stanford.edu)
  • You may also have this test if your healthcare provider thinks you have a rare tumor that causes high blood pressure. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Your child may have this test if he or she has symptoms of a tumor that affects catecholamine levels. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Basically, a pheochromocytoma is a tumor of these catecholamine-secreting cells, and that causes the clinical signs and symptoms we will discuss below. (medicinenet.com)
  • Your doctor may test your blood or urine for the presence of excessive catecholamines if you have high blood pressure or a tumor called a pheochromocytoma, which is known to abnormally increase levels of both adrenaline and norepinephrine. (livestrong.com)
  • Since genetic mutations have been reported in tumor susceptibility genes in nearly 50% of patients with PPGLs, genetic counselling and testing should be considered in all patients with a confirmed tumor. (springer.com)
  • Additional follow-up tests to help stratify tumor risk factors for progression are available and include genetic testing, such as MYCN oncogene amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization(FISH) or DNA analysis, cytogenetic tests, or gene sequencing to correlate with patterns of risk and outcome. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • This test will determine the amount of a substance called catecholamines that is found in the urine, and is produced and secreted by the tumor. (chop.edu)
  • This test allows us to collect a small sample of the tumor. (chop.edu)
  • About half of neuroblastoma patients have high-risk disease, either because the tumor has spread to other parts of the body or because test results show high-risk features, such as MYCN amplification. (chop.edu)
  • These urinalysis tests are used to diagnose an adrenal gland tumor called pheochromocytoma, a tumor of catecholamine-secreting chromaffin cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • If a pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma is undetected, stimuli that normally would not pose a hazard, such as surgery, childbirth, or general anesthesia, can evoke catecholamine secretion by the tumor, with clinically significant and even catastrophic outcomes. (checkorphan.org)
  • The diagnosis of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma and its localization can be challenging, because measurements of plasma levels or urinary excretion of catecholamines and their metabolites as well as radio-iodinated metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scanning can yield false-positive/negative results in patients harboring the tumor. (checkorphan.org)
  • Imaging tests may reveal a mass that may indicate a tumor. (whereincity.com)
  • Specialized tests can reveal what types of cells are involved in the tumor and specific genetic characteristics of the cancer cells. (whereincity.com)
  • Pheochromocytoma is a tumor that produces catecholamine hormones like Adrenalin which cause elevated blood pressure. (healthtap.com)
  • After the doctor runs tests to diagnose neuroblastoma, and to find out how big the tumor is and where it's located, he or she will determine the best treatment plan. (cookchildrens.org)
  • X-ray or other imaging tests are done to locate the main (primary) tumor and to see where it has spread. (baptistjax.com)
  • The urine test is used to assist in diagnosing pheochromocytoma and as a work-up of neuroblastoma. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Your child's doctor may order a catecholamine blood test if they're concerned that your child may have neuroblastoma, which is a common childhood cancer. (healthline.com)
  • Urine catecholamine levels are increased in most persons with neuroblastoma. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Urinary catecholamine metabolites are found in more the 85% of patients with neuroblastoma. (cancer.net)
  • Tests of neuroblastoma cell DNA are used to find a change in the oncogene MYCN , a gene responsible for cell growth. (cancer.net)
  • For patients with a family history of neuroblastoma (see Risk Factors ), genetic tests to determine if germline mutations in the PHOX2B or ALK genes are commonly done. (cancer.net)
  • This substance, which is a hormone, is generally secreted into the urine in raised levels when a child has Neuroblastoma. (rch.org.au)
  • Urine VMA and HVA can also be used to follow patients with known neuroblastoma for response to treatment or recurrences. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • If a child has symptoms of neuroblastoma, blood and urine tests, tissue samples, and imaging studies will be needed. (ucsfbenioffchildrens.org)
  • These tests are important because many of the symptoms and signs of neuroblastoma also can be caused by other cancers or by non-cancerous diseases. (ucsfbenioffchildrens.org)
  • In about 90 percent of cases, neuroblastoma causes elevated levels of catecholamines or neurotransmitters, which are detected by blood or urine tests. (ucsfbenioffchildrens.org)
  • Some of the symptoms associated with neuroblastoma - such as high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat or diarrhea - are caused by increased catecholamines. (ucsfbenioffchildrens.org)
  • Genetic testing for children with neuroblastoma is available at CHOP, under the direction of Yael Mossé, MD , and John Maris, MD , where there appears to be a family history of the disease. (chop.edu)
  • This test can confirm the diagnosis of relapsed neuroblastoma, and can be used to perform genetic testing for specific mutations that might be targets for new drugs. (chop.edu)
  • Urine catecholamine metabolite testing should be considered to rule out neuroblastoma as a cause of Horner syndrome. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Urine tests may be used to check for high levels of certain chemicals that result from the neuroblastoma cells producing excess catecholamines. (whereincity.com)
  • This test also helps in supporting a diagnosis of neuroblastoma. (apollodiagnostics.in)
  • That is to test for excess adrenaline coming from your adrenal glands, the rare thing I mentioned before. (healthboards.com)
  • Some paragangliomas make extra catecholamines called adrenaline and noradrenaline. (oncolink.org)
  • Have you had a blood or urine test for catecholamines (noradrenaline, adrenaline)? (dinet.org)
  • She said my adrenaline was elevated when I was standing but they screwed up the test results somehow. (dinet.org)
  • Pheochromocytomas secrete catecholamine hormones (adrenaline and related hormones) that are responsible for the characteristic symptoms. (medicinenet.com)
  • Catecholamines are broken down into homovanillic acid (HVA) and vanillylmandelic acid (VMA). (cancer.ca)
  • Vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) and homovanillic acid (HVA) levels in the urine are normal. (cancer.ca)
  • The 2 catecholamine metabolites most often measured are homovanillic acid (HVA) or vanillylmandelic acid (VMA). (cancer.net)
  • You may also need a homovanillic acid or vanillylmandelic acid test for catecholamine metabolites in your blood or urine. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) or homovanillic acid (HVA), either in 24-hour or random collections with creatinine measurement as a reference, are the mainstay biochemical screening tests. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The Endocrine Society recommends using a test for plasma free metanephrines or urine metanephrines to evaluate an individual for a pheochromocytomas or paragangliomas. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Pheochromocytomas release chemicals called catecholamines, causing high blood pressure. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Pheochromocytomas located outside the adrenals may need whole-body imaging with special nuclear medicine tests to be found. (carle.org)
  • Pheochromocytomas are diagnosed by measuring catecholamine and metanephrines in the blood. (knowcancer.com)
  • Moreover, pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas in patients with hereditary predispositions differ in terms of their growth, malignant potential, catecholamine phenotype, responses to standard screening tests, such as the clonidine suppression test, various imaging modalities, and different therapeutic options. (checkorphan.org)
  • Since even small amounts of stress affect catecholamine levels in the blood, some people's levels may rise just because they're nervous about having a blood test. (healthline.com)
  • The test can help diagnose certain conditions that affect catecholamine levels. (ahealthyme.com)
  • A 24-hour urine collection demonstrated a normetanephrine level of 9250 ug/24 hours (normal range 50-650 ug/24 hours). (hindawi.com)
  • Although different markers, including catecholamines and vanillylmandelic acid, are utilized as diagnostic tests, total and fractionated metanephrines in plasma or urine provide the best valid laboratory test for excluding or confirming pheochromocytoma. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Numerous analytes in the catecholamine metabolic pathway have been used to assess the presence of pheochromocytoma, including urinary catecholamines, urinary total metanephrines, urinary fractionated metanephrines (UMET), 1 urinary vanillylmandelic acid, plasma catecholamines, and free plasma metanephrines (PMET). (aaccjnls.org)
  • If an adrenal mass was detected on imaging and the plasma shows high levels of catecholamines, pheochromocytoma is a likely possibility. (medhelp.org)
  • Neurblastoma cells produce chemical substances called catecholamines. (cancer.ca)
  • Cushing s disease- Cortisol levels in saliva, cortisol levels in the urine over 24 hours, cortisol suppression test (it is tested whether a synthetic steroid, called dexamethasone, which suppresses cortisol production by the body). (medindia.net)
  • Cortisol test 3.5mcg 8am Then stimulation test done next. (medhelp.org)
  • Urine testing can measure the following substances in the urine as indicators of endocrine disease: calcium, catecholamines, free cortisol, electrolytes, ketones, and glucose. (dummies.com)
  • The most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next is the low-dose dexamethasone suppression test to screen for the autonomous secretion of cortisol. (kevinmd.com)
  • The cortisol urine test measures the level of cortisol in the urine. (adam.com)
  • So last week I did a 24 urine cortisol and VMA test. (healingwell.com)
  • I just got the results of the urine test, and the cortisol seems to be at a fine level, but my creatinine came back low. (healingwell.com)
  • For the assessment of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, refer to fractionated metanephrines in plasma ( 0050184 ) or urine ( 2007996 ). (aruplab.com)
  • Tests that examine the blood and urine are used to detect (find) and diagnose pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. (oncolink.org)
  • This test diagnoses pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. (apollodiagnostics.in)
  • This is as a result of recent studies showing that plasma metanephrines have better sensitivity for the biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma compared with free catecholamines ( 1 )( 2 )( 3 )( 4 )( 5 )( 6 )( 7 )( 8 )( 9 )( 10 )( 11 )( 12 )( 13 ). (aaccjnls.org)
  • Use to evaluate clinical symptoms of excess catecholamine secretion. (aruplab.com)
  • An undetected PHEO/PGL poses a hazard to patients undergoing surgery, childbirth, or general anesthesia, due to the potential for excess catecholamine secretion, which can result in significant, often catastrophic outcomes. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This includes testing for autonomous hormonal secretion and subsequent radiographic surveillance (first at 3-6 months and then annually for 1-2 years). (kevinmd.com)
  • Overproduction of aldosterone or hyperaldosteronism causes sodium retention and excessive excretion of potassium in the urine. (laparoscopic.md)
  • The 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion test measures the amount of aldosterone removed in the urine in a day. (adam.com)
  • Various stimulant drugs (such as a number of substituted amphetamines) are catecholamine analogues. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some foods also can increase your catecholamine levels. (webmd.com)
  • Be sure to keep warm, because being cold can also increase your catecholamine levels. (nkch.org)
  • There are several different tests your doctor may use to diagnose PSS. (healthline.com)
  • Tests are used to detect (find), diagnose, and stage unusual cancers of childhood. (cancer.gov)
  • A pathologist is a doctor who specializes in interpreting laboratory tests and evaluating cells, tissues, and organs to diagnose disease. (cancer.net)
  • It also may be used in combination with other tests to diagnose some diseases. (medicinenet.com)
  • Additional tests and clinical assessment are often required to further investigate findings of urinalysis and ultimately diagnose the causes or specific features of underlying problems. (medicinenet.com)
  • Genova Diagnostics offers tests that combine standard and innovative biomarkers designed to provide a more complete understanding of specific biological systems that can help physicians diagnose and treat or prevent chronic disease. (gdx.net)
  • These tests may also be used to diagnose neuroblastomas, and to monitor treatment of these conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Could you benefit from this alternative glucose testing method? (medhelp.org)
  • Fasting lipid panels and oral glucose-tolerance tests are performed to evaluate metabolic syndrome in obese children. (medscape.com)
  • niacin may give false-positive reactions with cupric sulfate solution ( Benedicts reagent) in urine glucose tests. (drugs.com)
  • Some other tests are a bit more complicated, such as the glucose tolerance test (GTT), which requires both a blood test and urine sample. (dummies.com)
  • This test measures the glucose levels in the blood and urine in specimens taken 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours after ingestion of 100 g of glucose. (dummies.com)
  • The blood test portion measures levels of glucose in the blood, and the urine test measures for ketones in the urine, which is a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. (dummies.com)
  • The glucose urine test measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in a urine sample. (adam.com)
  • The presence of glucose in the urine is called glycosuria or gluc. (adam.com)
  • Catecholamine is a test that measures the level of catecholamines or catecholamine metabolites (break-down products) in urine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The catecholamine blood test determines whether the level of catecholamines in your blood is too high. (healthline.com)
  • Because catecholamines are related to even small amounts of stress, the level of catecholamines in your body changes based on whether you're standing, sitting, or lying down. (healthline.com)
  • A urine test can be done to measure the level of catecholamines in your body. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Coffee, tea, and chocolate are examples of things you might have recently consumed that make your catecholamine levels rise. (healthline.com)
  • Children's levels of catecholamines vary dramatically and change by the month in some cases because of their rapid growth. (healthline.com)
  • This test measures the levels of catecholamines in the blood. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Being cold can raise your catecholamine levels. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Urine testing is done more often because catecholamine blood levels can change quickly and may also be affected by the stress of testing. (medlineplus.gov)
  • You may also be asked to avoid stress and vigorous exercise before your test, as these can affect cathecholamine levels. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If your results showed high levels of these hormones, your provider will probably order more tests. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Hi, High catecholamine levels seem to suggest a diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. (medhelp.org)
  • The 24-hr urine catecholamine levels may provide further confirmation. (medhelp.org)
  • Hi, Pheochromocytoma is diagnosed based on the plasma and urine levels of catecholamines. (medhelp.org)
  • Phaeochromocytomas and other neuroendocrine tumours , however, can produce large amounts of catecholamines, resulting in greatly increased levels of the hormones and their metabolites in both the blood and urine. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • A similar approach is taken for elevated levels of catecholamine. (brighthub.com)
  • Doctors may order urine tests to check levels of HVA and VMA. (cancer.ca)
  • Urine tests can check levels of these acids in the urine to measure response to treatment. (cancer.ca)
  • Urine sodium levels reflect dietary sodium intake and may be used as a marker to follow a patient after dietary changes are attempted. (medscape.com)
  • Since the hormone levels may fluctuate significantly during this period, the urine test may detect excess production that is missed with the blood test. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Complete blood counts (CBC) are tested to find out if the child has signs of anemia, which is having low levels of red blood cells in the blood. (cancer.net)
  • Urine and blood tests will be done to measure hormone levels. (carle.org)
  • Your healthcare provider may also order a urine test to check your catecholamine levels. (ahealthyme.com)
  • A specimen of urine is collected to test for catecholamine levels. (rch.org.au)
  • While the Complete Hormones profile is the most comprehensive profile, Genova also offers smaller sub-panels that assess a more select set of urine-hormone biomarkers, allowing for targeted initial assessment as well as follow-up testing to monitor therapy response and/or to check levels of previously abnormal results. (gdx.net)
  • Catecholamine levels in the blood can change quickly, so it may be hard to find high values in a single blood sample. (nkch.org)
  • Doctors may want to do a urine test that measures catecholamine levels over 24 hours. (nkch.org)
  • This may increase catecholamine levels. (nkch.org)
  • Appetite suppressants decrease appetite by increasing levels of serotonin or catecholamines, such as norepinephrine . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The test utilizes monoclonal antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of specific drugs in urine. (drugtestingworld.com)
  • Blood or urine tests are used to identify high hormone levels. (sharecare.com)
  • a significant drop in bp, confirmed by quantifying catecholamines or their metabolites in the urine. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Although you have listed some of your past medical history, unfortunately you do not explain the symptoms you presented with to your doctor for us to have a clear idea of why you are having a 24 hour urine collection. (axappphealthcare.co.uk)
  • The adrenal glands make large amounts of catecholamines as a reaction to stress. (nkch.org)
  • Separate urine tests may be done to measure related substances. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • One urine test, a 24-hour urine collection, measures substances called catecholamines. (carle.org)
  • These substances form when catecholamines break down in the body. (ahealthyme.com)
  • citation needed] Catecholamines are produced mainly by the chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla and the postganglionic fibers of the sympathetic nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The catecholamine-secreting cells are sometimes referred to as chromaffin cells, and they are found in other areas of the body as well as in the adrenal medulla. (medicinenet.com)
  • Standard imaging tests - Non-investigational imaging tests include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sonography, and 123I-MIBG scintigraphy and FDG (positron emission tomography) PET/CT. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Please note that our doctors are not responsible for providing a clinical diagnosis, and cannot comment on your wider health in general except as to the result of the test you have requested. (blood.london)
  • Clinical examinations, urine, blood and ultrasound scans to monitor progress will be carried out to detect any possible recurrence After the first few years the focus of follow up changes to monitoring growth and development and other possible later side effects of treatment. (rch.org.au)
  • Complete Hormones ™ is our most comprehensive urinary hormone test, designed to assist in the clinical management of hormone-related conditions. (gdx.net)
  • Assessment of these select genomic markers (also known as SNPs) in conjunction with urine hormone testing, supports broadened clinical insight into women's and men's health concerns. (gdx.net)
  • Diagnosis of Costello syndrome is based on clinical findings and is confirmed by molecular genetic testing . (nih.gov)
  • What Tests Should I Request to Confirm My Clinical Dx? (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Supplementary tests to confirm a diagnosis or provide additional evidence for equivocal results and a high clinical suspicion are subsequently listed. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Clinical check-up and blood test showed no evidence of an infectious disease. (scirp.org)
  • Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated. (drugtestingworld.com)
  • 1,2) Patients with suggestive clinical features are frequently tested for pheochromocytoma. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • I have LBBB,tachycardia,hypertension and have now an underactive thyroid so why do I have to have this test? (axappphealthcare.co.uk)
  • In patients with hypertension, proceed from simple tests that can be performed in an ambulatory setting to complex noninvasive tests and finally to invasive tests. (medscape.com)
  • The blood test may be most useful when the person has persistent hypertension or is currently experiencing a sudden burst (paroxysm) of hypertension. (labtestsonline.org)
  • It results in the over production of catecholamines, but hypertension or signs of increased sympathetic activity are uncommon. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Please can someone tell me what this means as the test was arranged by myself and not my POTS specialist who is doing their own 24hr urine test next week. (dinet.org)
  • Hi, Can anyone tell me if there is anything i should avoid whilst carrying out a 24hr urine test? (healthboards.com)
  • It depends on the variability in the biology of these tumours which can express different catecholamine biosynthetic enzymes, secrete different vasoactive peptide (i.e., neuropeptide Y, adrenomedullin, or atrial natriuretic peptide) [ 7 ], present different symptoms related to tumour mass or present symptoms related to other organs involvement in syndromic forms. (hindawi.com)
  • Urine from a timed specimen collected in a clean, plastic, amber collection container with 6N hydrochloric acid as a preservative. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • A urinalysis test is performed by collecting a urine sample from the patient in a specimen cup. (medicinenet.com)
  • Blood serum tests only require that you to give a few vials of blood at your local lab office. (dummies.com)
  • All of these can be evaluated with blood serum tests. (dummies.com)
  • Serum and urine testing was consistent with pheochromocytoma. (stanford.edu)
  • Analysis of UMET and urinary catecholamines in 24-h collections have been the tests of choice for the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. (aaccjnls.org)
  • Both hypoglycemia and thyroid hormone excess are stressors which can cause an increased release of catecholamines. (medhelp.org)
  • Free metanephrines in the plasma or 24-h urine are the preferred tests to establish catecholamine excess. (springer.com)
  • On urine dipstick testing (see urinalysis ), a positive result for blood or protein indicates renal disease. (medscape.com)
  • A urinalysis is simply an analysis of the urine. (medicinenet.com)
  • Usually only small amounts (30-60 mL) may be required for urinalysis testing. (medicinenet.com)
  • Some physicians refer to urinalysis as 'a poor man's kidney biopsy' because of the plethora of information that can be obtained about the health of the kidney or other internal diseases by this simple test. (medicinenet.com)
  • The single most important lab test is urinalysis. (medicinenet.com)
  • For example, urine infection is generally diagnosed based on results of urinalysis. (medicinenet.com)
  • Screening for pheochromocytoma, such as by measuring 24-hour urine fractionated metanephrines and catecholamines, is also indicated in all patients with an incidentally noted adrenal mass. (kevinmd.com)
  • Normally, catecholamines and their metabolites are present in the body in small, varying amounts that only increase greatly during and shortly after a period of stress. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • He is also running a metabolic panel and homone test. (medhelp.org)
  • The rate limiting step in catecholamine biosynthesis through the predominant metabolic pathway is the hydroxylation of L-tyrosine to L-DOPA. (wikipedia.org)
  • In timed urine tests the quantity excreted (usually per 24 hours) is assessed along with creatinine clearance, and the quantity of cortisols, catecholamines, and metanephrines excreted is also measured. (wikipedia.org)
  • The creatinine urine test measures the amount of creatinine in urine. (adam.com)
  • Catecholamines, Blood and Urine is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests . (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425333/all/Catecholamines__Blood_and_Urine. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • While the initial diagnostic approach is similar to the unilateral incidentaloma, additional testing and/or genetic testing should be considered in the case of the bilateral adrenal mass. (hindawi.com)
  • In addition to screening tests for pheochromocytoma, which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? (kevinmd.com)
  • Catecholamines are hormones made by your adrenal glands, which are located on top of your kidneys . (webmd.com)
  • Catecholamines are hormones made by the adrenal glands. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Catecholamines (say "kat-uh-KOH-luh-meens") are hormones made mostly by your adrenal glands as a reaction to stress. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Catecholamines are hormones made by your adrenal glands , two small glands located above your kidneys. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Both PCCs and paragangliomas can also impact the adrenal glands' production of adrenal hormones called catecholamines. (healthline.com)
  • A cytology exam of urine is a test used to detect cancer and other diseases of the urinary tract. (adam.com)
  • The myoglobin urine test is done to detect the presence of myoglobin in urine. (adam.com)
  • Boys are tested for follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone. (cancer.ca)
  • Genomic testing using these SNPs may provide awareness into an array of conditions for which the peri/menopausal and andropausal patient seek support such as anxiety and other mood shifts, cardiovascular disease, cardiometabolic syndrome, bone health and hormone detoxification capacity. (gdx.net)
  • In conventional hormone testing, basic parent hormones are usually measured in blood. (gdx.net)
  • Collect urine with appropriate volume of 50% HCl, to maintain pH between 1-2. (lalpathlabs.com)
  • For this test, you must collect your urine in a special bag or container every time you urinate for 24-hour period. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • You must collect all the urine you produce in a 24-hour period. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • For the next 24 hours, collect all your urine. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • For a catecholamine urine test , your health care provider will ask you to collect all urine during a 24-hour period. (medlineplus.gov)
  • For 24-hour urine sample test, your health care provider or a laboratory professional will give you a container to collect your urine and instructions on how to collect and store your samples. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some tests require that you collect all of your urine for 24 hours. (adam.com)
  • The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. (apollodiagnostics.in)
  • The electrolytes - urine test measures specific chemicals called electrolytes in urine. (adam.com)