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How Does Dopamine Work
Neurotransmitter: Norepinephrine (ne) is a molecule used to carry signals to organs in the body. Ne is present throughout the body including the heart, blood vesssels and brain. Ne work with certain adrenergic receptors. Outside of the brain, ne primarily cause blood pressure to increase. Ne can be given intravenously to support blood pressure. In the brain, it is thought to effect attention and emotion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Armodafinil is a : eugeroic medication. Its exact mechanism of action (MOA) is unknown. It acts on the brain's arousal & alertness mechanisms. (They're not the same.) That's about the most I can tell you if you have no further knowledge of neurophysiology, neurochemistry or neuropharmacology. Any further discussion would be so oversimplified that it wouldn't really explain anything. ...Read more
Cyclic octapeptide: Works by counter-acting growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin. It mimics a natural hormone called somatostatin. Because of how it works, it is used for the management of acromegaly, carcinoid syndrome, and it can be used to treat diarrhea associated with certain tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SSRI: Fluoxetine is the first of the "newer generation" of antidepressants developed around 1990, called selective (or specific) serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin available at brain synapses. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs are powerful anti-depressant and anti-anxiety agents. ...Read more
Phentermine...: ...shares some characteristics with its parent compound--the more dangerous and addicting drug amphetamine. Its primary action results in the releasing of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (and to a lesser extent serotonin, dopamine and monoamines). This seems to reduce the perception of hunger which originates in the hypothalamus. Outside the brain, stored fat is broken down from fat cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dissociative agent: Ketamine works on numerous receptors in your body inducing a trancelike state characterized by analgesia, amnesia, and sedation. Depending on the dose and if other drugs are taken in combination, ketamine itself should preserve spontenous respirations and protective airway reflexes. ...Read more
Modafinil: Modafinil (provigil) is an analeptic drug approved for treatment of narcolepsy & excessive daytime sleepiness associated with sleep apnea. It works by increasing the release of norepinephrine & Dopamine from brain synapses, & also increases release of histamine from the ypothalamus. Hence it promotes wakefullness. ...Read more
Multiple Mechanisms: The current theory proposes that the excitability of neurons in the central nervous system are reduced by a number of different mechanisms. These theories change about every 5 to 10 years as more insight of how the CNS works is gained. The use of this drug has been supported by double-blind, placebo controlled studies which shows effectiveness for various conditions. ...Read more
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