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Postmortem Changes

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  • The Blessed Dementia Rating Scale (Part 1) correlates well with postmortem changes but is not an effective antemortem index of functional change since disparate behavioral domains are assessed [6].

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  14. Amygdalar activation alters the hippocampal GABA system: "partial" modelling for postmortem changes in schizophrenia. Berretta, S., Munno, D.W., Benes, F.M. J. Comp. Neurol. (2001) [Pubmed]
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  21. Effects of ion channel blockers on rapid postmortem changes in extracellular dopamine and serotonin levels in the rat nucleus accumbens. Yoshimoto, K., Yayama, K., Sorimachi, Y., Tani, J., Uemara, K., Yoshida, T., Ogata, M., Nishimura, A., Ueda, S., Komura, S. Forensic Sci. Int. (1997) [Pubmed]
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  26. Postmortem changes in cytochrome c oxidase activity in various organs of the rat and in human heart. Ikegaya, H., Iwase, H., Hatanaka, K., Sakurada, K., Matsuda, Y., Kobayashi, M., Takatori, T. Forensic Sci. Int. (2000) [Pubmed]
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  29. Postmortem changes of uric acid in various rat tissues: determination of uric acid by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Aoki, T., Yoshiura, M., Iwamoto, T., Iriyama, K. Anal. Biochem. (1984) [Pubmed]
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  31. Vitreous humor cocaine and metabolite concentrations: do postmortem specimens reflect blood levels at the time of death? McKinney, P.E., Phillips, S., Gomez, H.F., Brent, J., MacIntyre, M., Watson, W.A. J. Forensic Sci. (1995) [Pubmed]
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