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is epinephrine ever a neurotransmitter?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Epinephrine: both hormone and neurotransmitter

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What neurotransmitters are important in addiction?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Many: Dopamine drives every addiction, it is the end point, and most important in driving the behavior of repetitive use of the substance.It controls the motivation to use. Past Dopamine their is a long list that affect all aspects of addiction, withdrawal and relapse. Endorphins, serotonin, glutamate, gaba, endocannabinoids, norephinephrine, crf. These are the other major "players" in addiction.
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How does epinephrine affect the heart?

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Increase rate: Epineprines bind to b1 receptor on the heart and increase heart rate.
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Is adrenaline harmful to your body?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not necessarily: Adrenaline is helpful for you to deal with the daily stress. It's only harmful to you if it is supraphysiologic for prolonged period of time.
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What would happen if I ingest the epinephrine from and epi-pen?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Nothing: These are medications, not toys. In case of accidental ingestion, the Epinephrine will not reach the blood stream and no noticeable effect will occur. If you are considering suicide please seek help immediately.
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What does adrenaline do to vessels?

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Adrenaline: Adrenaline causes contraction of the smooth muscles in the arterioles (small vessels).

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