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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular main ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
Important.: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, in other words it is the messenger that carries the message in a dopaminergic system that serves multiple functions. o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Neurotransmitter: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter. A chemical that enables a neuron to "communicate" with other neurons in the brain. Dopamine has many varied effects in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Dopamine: Dopamine is a natural product produced in the brain. I am not sure about the "happiness" factor but it is critical for the ability to control your mus ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Dopamine: Found a great discussion here: http://allnurses.Com/cardiac-nursing/whats-the-difference-12149.Html.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience Psychiatry
Caution: I hope you are not being sold snake-oil from one of the sensation / charismatic clinics / labs around the country that offer to find you special brain ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Brief answer: Dopamine is one of many inhibitory neuro-transmitters, and these chemicals balance the effect of excitatory items, such as glutamate. An important ro ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Ritalin (methylphenidate) does not deplete Dopamine per se. It does "streamline" the production of noradrenaline by regulating the reuptake of Dopamin ... Read More
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Dr. Tania Dempsey
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Root cause: While it is important to understand all options available for parkinson's treatment, looking for the underlying causes and trying to treat those can h ... Read More
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