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Clinical and biochemical effects of parachlorophenylalanine in a patient with the carcinoid syndrome
  1. N. D. S. Bax,
  2. H. F. Woods,
  3. A. J. M. Boulton,
  4. A. R. Green


    The clinical and biochemical features of a patient with flushing and severe diarrhoea due to the carcinoid syndrome are described. The patient had a paradoxical response to the tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor parachlorophenylalanine with complete abolition of flushing and no effect on the diarrhoea. Treatment with this drug was limited by adverse effects.

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