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Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. ...Read more

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Cholinergic (Definition)

Cholinergic typically refers to acetylcholine in the neurological sense. The parasympathetic nervous system, which uses acetylcholine almost exclusively to send its messages, is said to be almost entirely cholinergic. Neuromuscular junctions, preganglionic neurons of the sympathetic nervous system, the basal forebrain, and brain stem ...Read more


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Does triavil block dopamine receptors in the central nervous system?

Does triavil block dopamine receptors in the central nervous system?

Yes: Triavil is an old medicine that is not often used anymore. It's a combination of Amitriptyline and perphenazine. The latter is a neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medication that mainly acts by blocking Dopamine receptors in the brain. ...Read more

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How does the parasympathetic nervous system affect bronchoconstriction?

How does the parasympathetic nervous system affect bronchoconstriction?

Pulmonary functions: Both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves affect both broncho- dilatation and brochoconstriction, and are secondarily affected by several drugs. A beta blocker may cause constriction, epinephrine may result in bronchodilatation. ...Read more

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as Adrenal fatigue, Headaches, Hypertension, Heart disease, Food sensitivities, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism, Compulsive overeating, Insomnia, Irritable bowel, Obesity, ADHD, Overactive bladder, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease, Excess sweating. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism effect the nervous system?

Does hypothyroidism effect the nervous system?

Yeah man..it DOES: It can make people appear to be depressed, demented, lethargic, apathetic, lackadaisical- sounds like we're just throwing out insult after insult but hey, that's HYPOTHYROIDISM. It's also capable of doing something to CSF fluid that no other endocrinopathy does- causes a WBC shift UP. So, just remember residents...high WBC in CSF...what's the diff? Meningitis/Infection, GBS, Hypothyroidism. Fix! ...Read more

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Why do the cholinergic agonist drugs act on the parasympathetic (but not the sympathetic) nervous system?

Why do the cholinergic agonist drugs act on the parasympathetic (but not the sympathetic) nervous system?

Cholinergic meds: This is a complicated question and cannot be properly answered in 400 spaces. See wikipedia. Basically the receptors for parasympathetic system do not recognize the cholinergic molecules. ...Read more

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What is central nervous system lupus?

What is central nervous system lupus?

It is where lupus: It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring. ...Read more

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Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Depends on type: The type and location of the brain tumor may affect other body systems. For example, a pituitary tumor is a classic tumor that arises in the pituitary fossa. It can have profound effects on the endocrine system as it diplaces normal pituitary function. If the tumors are endocrine active-it can afffect growth or blood pressure. Tumors near motor areas can affect the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) calm the nervous system. Thanks?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) calm the nervous system. Thanks?

Essentially yes: Originally marketed as an antiepileptic medication the description of "calming" the nervous system is essentially accurate in how it functions. If you have further questions on the function of this medication and you'd like a 1-1 consult don't hesitate to contact me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to set up a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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Could seraquil depress the nervous system?

Could seraquil depress the nervous system?

Seroquel (quetiapine): commonly causes sedation, if that's what your asking. If your having that or any other difficulty with your medication, please bring it to the attention to the prescriber. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is an immune system suppressing drug?

What is an immune system suppressing drug?

There are many: There are many immune suppressing drugs used for various reasons. The most common one is prednisone. ...Read more

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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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What toxins could effect the central nervous system?

THERE ARE SO MANY : Neurotoxic substances out there, and I do not have enough space here to enumerate. Google centrl nervous system toxins. ...Read more

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Does the autonomic system control goosebumps and shivering?

Does the autonomic system control goosebumps and shivering?

Yes: The best way to understand the autonomic system is to change the word to "automatic". It controls things that our body needs to be in charge of like increasing the heart rate when we need to "flee or fight", sweating, shivering, how oily or dry our skin is as well as those things you mentioned. These are the result of years of genetic changes from evolution to improve the survival of our species. ...Read more