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Elevated cerebrospinal fluid vasopressin in motor neuron disease.
  1. J R Seckl,
  2. S L Lightman,
  3. R J Guiloff

    Abstract

    CSF vasopressin levels were significantly elevated in eight patients with motor neuron disease (2.5 +/- 0.4 pmol/l) compared with controls (0.7 +/- 0.1 pmol/l). CSF oxytocin and plasma vasopressin concentrations were similar in the two groups. This finding may be a primary part of the disease process or an epiphenomenon related to increased autonomic and descending pathway activity secondary to abnormal function and/or loss of anterior horn cells.

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