Clonidine reduces plasma melatonin levels

A. J. Lewy, L. J. Siever, T. W. Uhde, S. P. Markey

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Clonidine, an α‐adrenoceptor agonist, reduces human plasma melatonin levels when administered intravenously at 2–3 (μg kg−1 to sleeping volunteers. Measurement of plasma melatonin levels after administration of clonidine could be the basis for a clinical in‐vivo test of α‐adrenoceptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-556
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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    Lewy, A. J., Siever, L. J., Uhde, T. W., & Markey, S. P. (1986). Clonidine reduces plasma melatonin levels. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 38(7), 555-556.