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LP15090-1   Catecholamines
Catecholamines are chemical compounds derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Some of them are biogenic amines. Catecholamines are water soluble and are 50% bound to plasma proteins, so they circulate in the bloodstream. The most abundant catecholamines are epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and dopamine. They are produced mainly from the adrenal medulla and the postganglionic fibers of the sympathetic nervous system. Epinephrine acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and as a hormone in the blood circulation. Norepinephrine is primarily a neurotransmitter of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system but is also present in the blood (mostly through spillover from the synapses of the sympathetic system). High catecholamine levels in blood are associated with stress, which can be induced from psychological reactions or environmental stressors such as elevated sound levels or intense light. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Catecholamines (Wikipedia)

LP15090-1   Catecholamines
A general class of ortho-dihydroxyphenylalkylamines derived from tyrosine. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP15090-1   Catecholamines
Catecholamines are synthesized in the adrenal medulla, brain, and sympathetic nervous system. Urine catecholamine fractionation is often performed to diagnose catecholamine-secreting neoplasms, of which more than 90% are adrenal pheochromocytomas. Increases in epinephrine and/or norepinephrine are seen with adrenal pheochromocytomas. Normally, catecholamines are taken up by storage particles, excreted into urine, or converted to metabolites(metanephrine, normetanephrine, methoxyhydroxyphenylglycol, vanillylmandelic acid). Information from Jacobs and DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook, 5th edition, DS Jacobs, WR DeMott and DK Oxley, 2001. 2007 08 06. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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Catechols Plas-Imp
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Catecholamines (P) [Interp]
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Catecholamines, Blood

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LG17869-5 Catecholamines|Imp|Pt|ANYBldSerPl

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es-ES Spanish (Spain) Catecolaminas:Impresión/interpretación del estudio:Punto temporal:Plasma:Nom:
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Catecolaminas:Impresión / interpretación del estudio:Punto temporal:Plasma:Nominal:
fr-CA French (Canada) Catécholamines:Impression/interprétation d'étude:Temps ponctuel:Plasma:Nominal:
fr-FR French (France) Catécholamines:Interprétation:Ponctuel:Plasma:Résultat nominal:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Catécholamines:Impression/interprétation d'étude:Temps ponctuel:Plasma:Nominal:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Catecolamine:Imp:Pt:Plasma:Nom:
Synonyms: Chimica Impressione/interpretazione di studio Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) catecholaminen:interpretatie:moment:plasma:nominaal:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Catecolaminas:Imp:Pt:Plasma:Nom:
Synonyms: ; Catechol; Catecholamine; Cate; Catech; Catec;; Epinephrine+norepinephrine+dopamine; Interpretation; Interp; Impression; Impressions; Point in time; Random; Plasma; Pl; Plsm; Nominal; Chemistry
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Катехоламины:Впчт:ТчкВрм:Плаз:Ном:
Synonyms: Впечатление/интерпретация исследования Номинальный;Именной Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Katekolaminler:İzlnm:Zmlı:Plaz:Snf:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 儿茶酚胺类:印象:时间点:血浆:名义型:
Synonyms: 儿茶酚胺;儿茶酚胺.总;儿茶酚胺.总计;儿茶酚胺总计;儿茶酚胺类内分泌化学成分;总儿茶酚胺;肾上腺素+去甲肾上腺素+多巴胺 分类型应答;分类型结果;名义性;名称型;名词型;名词性;标称性;没有自然次序的名义型或分类型应答 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 印象是一种诊断陈述,始终是对其他某种观察指标的解释或抽象(一系列检验项目结果、一幅图像或者整个某位病人),而且几乎总是由某位专业人员产生。;检查印象;检查印象/解释;检查的印象/解释;检查解释;解释;阐释 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间

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