Excitatory Aminoacid Neurotransmitters in Schizophrenia

The study presents for the first time the blood level of glutamate and aspartatc’ in schizophrenic patients and in normal subjects in Bangladeshi population. The serum level of glutamate and aspartate were measured in thirty ncwly diagnosed schizophrenic patients and the same number of subjects matching age was taken from non-schizophrenic control. The age group of the patient was between 15 and 45 years and the male female ratio was 2.7:1. Scrum concentration of glutamate (598.83::t574.48 nmol/ml) was significantly higher
(p<O.OOI) in schizophrenic group compared to control (196.16:!:l71.31 nmol/ml).


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