Uric acid level increases in humans engaged in gambling: A preliminary report

Paul Manowitz, Louis F. Amorosa, Harris S. Goldstein, Peter L. Carlton

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Abstract

The effect of gambling and gaming on plasma levels of uric acid was studied. Blood samples were obtained from normal subjects while they gambled for money or while they played checkers without betting. There was an interaction of time and activity reflecting primarily an association of increased uric acid levels during gambling over time, compared with gaming and relaxation. This indicates that gambling can increase plasma levels of uric acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalBiological Psychology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)

Keywords

  • Gambling
  • gaming
  • psychological activation
  • uric acid

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