Erythrocyte concentrations of the lithium ion: Clinical correlates and mechanisms of accumulation

A. Frazer, D. Mendels, Brunswick

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In spite of the continued uncertainty about the clinical significance of differences in the Lithium Ratio, the authors and others have been studying factors which determine the distribution of Li+ across the RBC membrane in an effort to understand the considerable intersubject variation which has been observed by all investigators. In brief, it appears that the major reason for interindividual variation in the magnitude of the Lithium Ratio is the Li-Na counterflow system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalPsychopharmacology bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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