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Why does the brain release dopamine? what is its purpose?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Brief answer: Dopamine is one of many inhibitory neuro-transmitters, and these chemicals balance the effect of excitatory items, such as glutamate. An important role of dopamine involves mood and behavior, but also, stabilization of limb and walking function.
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