taraxein

taraxein

A copper-protein complex allegedly isolated in increased amounts in the serum of patients with schizophrenia; theis association of taraxein with schizophrenia is uncertain.
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In the mid-50s another strange chemical was found in the blood and urine of some schizophrenics, it was known as taraxein and was briefly described in Anthony Clare's 1976 book Psychiatry in Dissent.
The American and British Freud-dominated psychiatric establishments angrily denied that adrenochrome and taraxein existed.