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Vol. 39, No. 4, 1999
Issue release date: May 1999
Section title: Biological Psychology/Pharmacopsychology: Main Editor: P. Netter (Giessen)<br>Original Paper
Neuropsychobiology 1999;39:207–213
(DOI:10.1159/000026586)

Neurotransmitters, Neuroendocrine Correlates of Sensation-Seeking Temperament in Normal Humans

Gerra G. · Avanzini P. · Zaimovic A. · Sartori R. · Bocchi C. · Timpano M. · Zambelli U. · Delsignore R. · Gardini F. · Talarico E. · Brambilla F.
aCentro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, SER.T., Az. USL di Parma, bServizio Immunotrasfusionale, Ospedale di Parma, cIstituto di Clinica Medica Generale and dIstituto di Clinica Medica e Nefrologia, Università di Parma, eIstituto S. Raffaele, Milano, Italia

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Abstract of Biological Psychology/Pharmacopsychology: Main Editor: P. Netter (Giessen)<br>Original Paper

Published online: 5/14/1999

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

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Abstract

Correlations between sensation-seeking (SS) personality dimension and plasma concentrations of norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine, and NE-dependent testosterone (T), cortisol and prolactin (PRL) were studied in 74 physically and psychologically healthy male volunteers, in order to see whether or not the noradrenergic system is involved in the modulation of this personality trait. Novelty-seeking scores by the Temperament and Character Inventory and SS scores on a Visual Analog Scale were positively correlated with plasma NE, T and PRL levels, suggesting that NE and the downstream cascade of NE-dependent hormones, together with other monoaminergic changes, might be responsible for the development and the degree of this temperamental character.


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Abstract of Biological Psychology/Pharmacopsychology: Main Editor: P. Netter (Giessen)<br>Original Paper

Published online: 5/14/1999

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NPS


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