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The Investigation of a Series of Cases of Early Mental Disorder by the Lævulose Test for Liver Glycogenic Efficiency

  • S. A. Mann (a1)

In the preceding communication the results are given of the investigation of a series of cases of early mental disorder for defects in carbohydratemetabolismby the study of blood-sugarcurves, following glucose ingestion. The investigation revealed the occurrence of an abnormally sustained hyperglyc@mia in a large proportion of these cases; the results are interpreted as a defect of the carbohydrate storage mechanism. As the liver is largely concerned with glycogenesis, it appeared that the hevulose test applied to these cases might afford some explanation of the abnormal findings.

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The Investigation of a Series of Cases of Early Mental Disorder by the Lævulose Test for Liver Glycogenic Efficiency

  • S. A. Mann (a1)
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