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What is the value of dopamine?

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Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Value of dopamine?: The value of dopamine is that the functions of the brain and other tissues and organs is impossible without it. If you mean what is the FUNCTION of dopamine, a simple answer is a poor answer as its functions are complex; but then the functions of ALL small messenger and signaling molecules in the organism are complex as they have evolved over half a billion years.

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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.

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