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How do dopamine antagonist help opioid nausea if opioid nause is mediated through opioid receptors and not dopamine?

How do dopamine antagonist help opioid nausea if opioid nause is mediated through opioid receptors and not dopamine?

interrelated: All receptor systems are interrelated and interact with each other. Whatever induces nausea, the reaction is triggered by dopaminergic pathways in a part of the brain called the chemoreceptor trigger zone. Most anti-emetics work by antagonizing dopamine. The combination of opioids and antinausea medications is quite common, both for synergism and to reduce nausea. ...Read more

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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


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What is the value of dopamine?

Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc. ...Read more

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What are brand names for dopamine?

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Dopamine: Some trade names are Intropin, (dopamine) Revimine, DOPA. ...Read more

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What are the food sources of dopamine?

What are the food sources of dopamine?

Most food sources: Dopamine by itself is not found in any food sources but there are two Amino Acids that are converted to Dopamine in the body. Look for foods with phenylananine and tyrosine in them, though this is not very difficult to find. Most meats, dairy, and grains are high in both of these amino acids. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lowered dopamine?

What are the effects of lowered dopamine?

Less normal itch : Every hormone and natural transmitters are needed for positive and negative response. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that lowers dopamine?

Is there a medication that lowers dopamine?

Dopamine blockers: There is no medicine that lowers Dopamine. There are many medications that may block the effects of Dopamine, They are the classical antipsychotics and antinausea medications. ...Read more

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What happens if a child produces too much dopamine?

What happens if a child produces too much dopamine?

See below: Generally speaking we don't measure Dopamine levels. There are diseases where the cells that produce Dopamine start dying (i.e. Parkinson disease). There are diseases where the treatment are anti-dopaminegic medicine (i.e. Schizophrenia, hyperkinetic movement disorders such as huntington disease). I'm not sure that there is any condition where we say the Dopamine level is too high. ...Read more

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What number of dopamine pathways are there and what are they?

What number of dopamine pathways are there and what are they?

Dopamine is the : latest fad: The "happy" chemical, right? There's no way that can be answered in 400 characters. Dopamine plays a fundamental role in almost all aspects of behavior from motor control to mood regulation, cognition & addiction & reward. The popular books about it are garbage. See Principles of Neural Science by Kandel & Schwartz or The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology by Cooper, Bloom & Roth. ...Read more

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Is dopamine similar to dobutamine?

Is dopamine similar to dobutamine?

Yes and no: They are both catecholamines, a specific type of chemical class. In the body, there are different type of receptors in tissues which bind catechols with different effects. Dopamine and doubtamine have different affinities for different receptors and thus can have different effects. Kind of like different types of baking sugars...They are all sugars but are used for special purposes and functions. ...Read more

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Does Lupus affect dopamine levels?

Does Lupus affect dopamine levels?

Studies say yes: There are ongoing studies ( and papers) from the NIH, etc that deal with autoimmune-induced damage of the midbrain dopaminergic pathways. Lupus, an auto-immune process is thought to be able to damage or alter this area ( as well as other areas) This would definitely affect the dopamine levels and cause a multitude of possible problems, like depression, etc. ...Read more

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Does dopamine increase OCD symptoms?

Does dopamine increase OCD symptoms?

Dopamine, OCD Sympto: I feel your distress about OCD symptoms. A 2004 study in the "American Journal of Psychiatry" indicates a positive correlation between increased dopamine activity and people with OCD. The University of Utah notes that OCD is linked to increased levels of dopamine There is no conclusive research that dopamine increases OCD symptoms. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can dopamine deficiency be dangerous?

Can dopamine deficiency be dangerous?

Dopamine: Dopamine is not a vitamin and can not be consumed. It is a neurotransmitter. Imbalance of Dopamine can affect mood. ...Read more

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Why dopamine is used in cardiogenic shock?

Why dopamine is used in cardiogenic shock?

Dopamine: Dopamine is used when blood pressure and cardiac output are severely compromised and the risks of using the drug are exceeded by the potential benefits. ...Read more

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How is dopamine linked to sexual function?

How is  dopamine linked to sexual function?

Pleasure & reward: Dopamine is hormone involved in pleasure & reward seeking behavior, among other actions. New study suggests that loss of Dopamine can lead to anorgasmia such that cabergoline, which stimulates the Dopamine receptor, can help anorgasmic men achieve orgasm. Check out my post at http://bit.Ly/lqqb2u. This way-off label use was presented as an abstract in recent annual aua conference. ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic dopamine antagonist?

Are there  homeopathic dopamine antagonist?

No: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to antagonize dopamine. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some other chemical) was added. ...Read more

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Are all antipsychotics dopamine antagonist?

Are all antipsychotics  dopamine antagonist?

Yes: Although atypicals are more selective about the Dopamine receptors they block and also act on seratonin receptors. ...Read more

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What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

TwoNeurotransmitters: Serotonin is a neural transmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. ...Read more

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Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Yes: Yes, only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine, but there are several dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Dopaminergic neurons in midbrain are the main source of Dopamine in the mammalian cns. Losing these is associated with parkinson's disease. Dopamine neurons are involved with voluntary movement and other behavioral processes such as mood, reward, addiction, psychosis, and stress. ...Read more

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When should someone use dopamine and dobutamine?

When should someone use dopamine and dobutamine?

Never: Those are serious and dangerous medications and should only be administered in an intensive care setting by a qualified physican. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dopamine and dobutamine?

Natural/synthetic: Dopamine is a naturally occuring catecholamine with numerous physiologic functions including neural transmission and BP regulation. Dobutamine is a synthetic drug used for testing and cardiac stimuation. ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

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