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October 29, 1990 | From Times Wire and Staff Reports
A comatose person dying of liver failure produces large quantities of tranquilizers, a finding that offers some hope for treating such hepatic comas, scientists said last week. Anthony S. Basile said at a London meeting that he and his colleagues at the National Institutes of Health's Laboratory of Neuroscience in Bethesda, Md., have found five times the normal amount of benzodiazepine--commercially sold as Valium--in the brains of those who have died of liver failure.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1990 | From Times Wire and Staff Reports
A comatose person dying of liver failure produces large quantities of tranquilizers, a finding that offers some hope for treating such hepatic comas, scientists said last week. Anthony S. Basile said at a London meeting that he and his colleagues at the National Institutes of Health's Laboratory of Neuroscience in Bethesda, Md., have found five times the normal amount of benzodiazepine--commercially sold as Valium--in the brains of those who have died of liver failure.
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