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Eprint ID
21115
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Hypnotic effect of the peloid therapy applied on the right hypochondrium in reference to plasma L-tryptophan
Author
Morinaga, Hiroshi
Komoto, Junko
Komoto, Yoshiaki
Abstract
Based on the EEG-observation of falling asleep when patients are under peloid therapy applied on the right hypochondrium, following assumption is made to clarify the mechanism of inducing sleep. While patients are under the peloid therapy, some chemical substance will be produced in circulating blood; L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid and a precursor of serotonin, gets over a blood-brain barrier easily to induce sleep. Six healthy volunteers, each sex by threes, were selected to apply peloid pack on the right hypochondrium for 30 minutes following 12-hour fasting. Significant increase in plasma L-tryptophan level was obtained in the clinical experiment. It is speculated from the preliminary data that L-tryptophan increased by the peloid therapy may possibly act as a specific physiological hypnotics.
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原著論文 (Original Papers)
Published Date
1983-03-25
Publication Title
岡山大学温泉研究所報告
Publication Title Alternative
Papers of the Institute for Thermal Spring Research, Okayama University
Volume
volume53
Publisher
岡山大学温泉研究所
Publisher Alternative
Institute for Thermal Spring Research, Okayama University
Start Page
9
End Page
11
ISSN
0369-7142
NCID
AN00032853
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
日本語
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publisher
Refereed
False
Eprints Journal Name
mmc