A 39-year-old member asked:
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what happens when the brain has too much norepinephrine?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Not sure: What I do know that one class of the antidepressant medications is based on the inhibition of an enzyme that reduces the level of norepinephrine, so net effect is noreinephrine increase. Opposite of depression is agitation, even convulsions..It's a complex subject though.
Answered on Jan 17, 2014

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