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A single photon emission computerised tomography study of regional brain function underlying verbal memory in patients with Alzheimer-type dementia.

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Ten patients with Alzheimer-type dementia and nine age-matched normal controls were examined with SPECT, using split-dose 99mTc-labelled exametazime. The baseline condition involved repetition of the word 'yes' or 'no'. The activation condition involved recognition (indicated by a 'yes' or 'no') of words from a previously learned list presented along with distractor words. Patients who performed this task successfully were selected, and efforts were made to match the patients with controls ac...

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10.1192/bjp.163.2.166

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O'Carroll, RE More by this author
Dougall, N More by this author
Van Beck, M More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
163
Issue:
2
Pages:
166-172
Publication date:
1993-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:1287453e-5b99-47ae-8469-4486cae50316
Source identifiers:
139286
Local pid:
pubs:139286

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