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Hietala (1995) - schizophrenia, dopamine

Presynaptic dopamine function - measured by uptake of flurodopa (used for PET radioactive compound), was observed by a PET scan for 7 schizophrenic patients and 8 healthy people (whom were the control).
Findings: The fluorodopa influx constant increased in schizophrenic patients.
Conclusion: Alterations in presynaptic dopamine function make people more inclined to have schizophrenia.

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