The Role of Calcium in the Etiology of the Affective Disorders

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Abstract

Calcium abnormalities are some of the more consistent findings in platelets of affective disorder patients. While medication status does not correlate with this finding, antidepressants do modulate intracellular calcium. This, in combination with reports that calcium channel inhibitors may have antidepressant potential, suggests that calcium may play an important role in this disorder. This paper reviews the specificity of calcium abnormalities for the affective disorders and also discusses possible mechanisms of action.

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology

    The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology 77(2), 107-116, 1998-06-01

    The Japanese Pharmacological Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008192800
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691188
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    REV
  • ISSN
    00215198
  • NDL Article ID
    4514086
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS51(科学技術--薬学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D199
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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