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Dopaminergic (Overview)

Dopaminergic means "related to dopamine", a common neurotransmitter in vertebrates.[1] for example, certain proteins such as the Dopamine transporter (dat), vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (vmat2), and Dopamine receptors can be classified as dopaminergic, and neurons which synthesize or contain Dopamine and synapses with Dopamine receptors in them may also be labeled as dopaminergic.


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What is the meaning of dopaminergic?

What is the meaning of dopaminergic?

Dopamine: It describes dopamine related structures or components i.e. dopaminergic tracts, dopaminergic receptors...etc? ...Read more

Dopaminergic (Overview)

Dopaminergic means "related to dopamine", a common neurotransmitter in vertebrates.[1] for example, certain proteins such as the Dopamine transporter (dat), vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (vmat2), and Dopamine receptors can be classified as dopaminergic, and neurons which synthesize or contain Dopamine and synapses with Dopamine receptors in them may also be labeled as dopaminergic.


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What is the definition or description of: dopaminergic?

What is the definition or description of: dopaminergic?

See below: Dopaminergic means "related to dopamine", a common neurotransmitter in vertebrates.[1] for example, certain proteins such as the Dopamine transporter (dat), vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (vmat2), and Dopamine receptors can be classified as dopaminergic, and neurons which synthesize or contain Dopamine and synapses with Dopamine receptors in them may also be labeled as dopaminergic. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people's personalities to change after dbs and dopaminergic medications?

Is it normal for people's personalities to change after dbs and dopaminergic medications?

Yes: Unfortunately, both dbs and sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) or other dopaminergic meds can have changes in patient personalities. Patients can suffer from hyper-active state, vivid dreams, and even manic states from dbs/dopa meds. This is obviously only in rare patients. Consult your neurologists. ...Read more

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Using knowledge of the dopaminergic neurone, how might one increase or decrease the release of dopamine?

Using knowledge of the dopaminergic neurone, how might one increase or decrease the release of dopamine?

Natural High: There are many ways once can try to increase brain Dopamine levels. But what ever you do, do not do it with drugs. The high is short and "fun"; the fall is miserable and and long. Some supplements can help, but discuss with your doctor before flushing your dollars down the drain. If natural measures fail, there are effective prescription medications which can help with your Dopamine concern. ...Read more

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There won't be any dopaminergic receptors as they are blocked by other drugs...is it not the correct answer??

There won't be any dopaminergic receptors as they are blocked by other drugs...is it not the correct answer??

Not necessarily: Drugs that block dopamine receptors do not do so 100%. We need dopamine in our system to function normallly. Dopamine blockers are given to people that have too much dopamine around to decrease the dopamine back to a normal level, not to get rid of it entirely. ...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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Does dopaminergic meds like bupropion etc. Increase attention in healthy people?

Does dopaminergic meds like bupropion etc. Increase attention in healthy people?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be: Used as an alternative treatment for adhd. I tend to use it when the person has substance abuse issues or tolerance to stimulants. ...Read more

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Why can t healthy dopaminergic neurons be moved into the area of parkinson s affected neurons to treat parkinson s disease?

Not so simple: Most of the dopaminergic neurons end in the substantia nigra of the midbrain, originating in various deep brain structures. These nerves are already affected by the disease. Unaffected nerves of course still remain but remain connected to brainstem. So outside nerve cells (from another source like stem cells are needed) nerves don't like to be moved around anyway, because they often die. ...Read more

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Is dopaminergic pathway involved in drug addiction?

Is dopaminergic pathway involved in drug addiction?

Yes: All drugs of abuse activate the Dopamine system in the reward pathway. ...Read more

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Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase. ...Read more

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My father has Parkinson's and is on a bunch of dopaminergic meds. What changes should we expec?

My father has Parkinson's and is on a bunch of dopaminergic meds. What changes should we expec?

Check for toxins: Don't just mask symptoms with meds- find a physician in your area that practices functional medicine. Locate one at www. A4m.Com and have them help you explore your fathers underlying reasons for having parkinsons. This is usually caused by toxins - heavy metals are the most suspect, others that we are exposed to over a lifetime and the conditon can often be greatly improved by removing these. ...Read more

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Are you free?

Are you free?

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Is this live?

Yes and No: There are doctors on here all of the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What's a spur?

What's a spur?

Spur: Most spurs are completely asymptomatic. They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery. ...Read more

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How to be fit?

How to be fit?

There are a number..: ..of helpful steps. First, MOVE MORE--incorporate more physical exercise into your daily routine. Take subway or bike to work or school. Play sports. Take at least two 15 minute walks each day or do a 30-40 minute aerobic workout, with warm up and cool down, at least 5 days a week. Try interval training. Develop a program to build strength and flexibility. Eat healthy foods/drink water. Sleep well ...Read more

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Who gets chip?

Who gets chip?

See below: Chip = children's health insurance program - it is a type of medicaid for kids. Depending on a state's requirements, kids under 18 can be covered by the state's health insurance program if the parents are under a certain income level. Kids can be enrolled through their schools, pediatricians, or hospitals. ...Read more

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What is a d&e?

What is a d&e?

Surgical procedure: A d&e stands for dilation and evacuation. It is a procedure done in an operating room to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus after the first trimester. In the first trimester it is called a D&C (dilation and curettage). This can be to treat a late miscarriage or bleeding placenta previa, or as an elective procedure. ...Read more

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What is a bpp?

What is a bpp?

BPP: Also stands for biophysical profile (a set of measurements obtained during obstetrical ultrasound). ...Read more

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