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MAGNESIUM IN PLASMA AND ERYTHROCYTES OF ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DEPRESSIVE EPISODES

R. Alahverdyan, P. Tchankova, T. Yankova

Abstract

The present study covers a total of 13 elderly patients suffering from depressive episodes. They were treated in the Gerontopsychiatric Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Medical University of Varna. Magnesium levels in plasma and erythrocytes were estimated. In both compartments Magnesium was measured with atomic absorption "Perkin Elmer" spectrophotometer AAS-3030B. The results were compared with magnesium in age-matched healthy subjects. No significant changes of magnesium in plasma and erythrocytes of control persons and depressive elderly patients were found out.


Keywords

Magnesium; plasma; erythrocytes; atomic absoiption spectrophotometry; depression; elderly

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v31i0.2929

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R. Alahverdyan

P. Tchankova

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