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Alcohol Inhibits Adh
Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more
Atomoxetine inhibits serotonin transporter, dopamine transporter and naroephinephrine. What does inhibit mean?
Strattera (atomoxetine): Inhibition is the opposite of stimulation, so the effectiveness is reduced. ...Read more
Can autoantibodies against glutamine synthetase and/or glutamate dehydrogenase cause glutamate metabolism disorders?
Still searching: Glutamine synthase is part of the glutamine synthetase family. Ammonia incorporation in animals occurs through the actions of glutamate dehydrogenase and glutamine synthase. Glutamate plays the central role in mammalian nitrogen flow, serving as both a nitrogen donor and nitrogen acceptor. I am unble to find references in my search so far as to autoantibodies to these but see comment. ...Read more
Check in physiology : You can check in physiology or pharmacology text book. ...Read more
See below: Alcohol, shown in black, also binds to the gaba receptors, and increases the quieting effect that gaba has on neurons. Researchers are not sure exactly how it does so, but one theory holds that it causes the ion channels to stay open longer, thus increasing the ion flow. The result is a much greater quieting effect on the brain. ...Read more
Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?
SEROQUEL"quetiapine"raises prolactin levels, does that means protein synthesis is inhibited completely? or insignificantly?will it affect muscle growt
Not likely : Quetiapine has the least propensity to raise prolactin levels (hyperprolactinemia) and therefore is likely to have little or insignificant effects on muscle growth. However, individuals vary in their response to medications and hyperprolactinemia is considered a rare side effect of Quetiapine. You could request labs to measure your prolactin levels. Great question! ...Read more
If methotrexate works be decreasing folic acid which inhibits cell growth, isn't adding high doses of folic acid defeating the purpose?
Does alcohol actually bind to GABA receptors or just increase GABA neurotransmition? Or a combination of both?
Complicated!: Specific gabaa receptor subtypes are sensitive at lower doses (social drinking) while other subtypes respond to ethanol at doses attained by severe intoxication. Furthermore, it increases gabaergic neurotransmission through indirect effects, including the elevation of endogenous gabaergic neuroactive steroids, presynaptic release of gaba, and dephosphorylation of gabaa receptors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a pot smoker. When I drink coffee/alcohol, I have to urinate more freq than the ave person. Since THC lowers vasopressin, could I be deficient?
Can you drink moderate amount of alcohol (one or two drinks a week) while taking Dexilant, which is a proton pump inhibitor?
No: Alcohol is toxic to living tissues (we humans happen to be a complex glob of living tissues), so avoid "moderate drinking." Moderate drinking is too much alcohol. Also, a person with stomach problems doesn't need any additional, voluntary toxins in her stomach or in her body. It's much safer to drink water or green tea, neither of which contain calories nor alcohol. ...Read more