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January 1971

Free Amino Acid Content of Perilymph

Author Affiliations

From the Institute of Otorhinolaryngology and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, University of Rome (Italy).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(1):65-67. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060097012

The free amino acid content of horse perilymph, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood serum was comparatively studied. The results obtained show clear-cut differences between the three fluids, and suggest that perilymph may be considered as a biological fluid with its own specific characteristics, probably correlated to the metabolism of its secreting structure.

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