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What is dopamine?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular maintenance, and it has effects on kidney blood flow. It is sometimes administered by a physician in situations where a person is critically ill and is needed for cardiovascular support.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
A neurotransmitter: Dopamine is a chemical that is used for a number of things: from the brain, to being used to help support blood pressure.

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What is the value of dopamine?

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Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc.

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