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Rishi Kumar Dr. Kumar
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How does norepinephrine work?

Rishi Kumar Dr. Kumar
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How does  norepinephrine 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 more

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Dopamine (Definition)

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


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How does nuvigil work (in the brain/body)?

How does nuvigil work (in the brain/body)?

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

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How does octreotide work?

How does octreotide work?

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 more

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How does fluoxetine work?

How does fluoxetine work?

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

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How does dopamine improve concentration?

How does dopamine improve concentration?

Pathways: It is one of the major neurotransmitters in the focus pathways in the brain. ...Read more

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How does fentermine work?

How does fentermine work?

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 more

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How does alzheimer's work?

How does alzheimer's work?

No one really knows: There are tau tangles and amyeloid plaques that are associated with it. As brain cells die they cause atrophy. The temporal lobes are affected first. ...Read more

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How does ketamine work?

How does ketamine work?

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

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How does modafinil work?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How does modafinil work?

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

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How long does liothyronine take to work?

How long does liothyronine take to work?

Immediately: It absorbs within 45 mins of ingesting a dose and gets to work right away. ...Read more

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How does maxolon work?

How does maxolon work?

Maxolon: Maxolon (reglan) is used for nausea & vomiting. It speeds up the emptying of the stomach. Mechanism is by inhibiting dopamine2 receptors, & at higher dose it inhibits serotonin3 receptors, hence prevents nausea. ...Read more

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How does topiramate work?

How does topiramate work?

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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How quickly does xenical work?

How quickly does xenical work?

Immediately: The same day you take it with food. Careful with the total fat you eat when you take this medicine. ...Read more

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How effectively does phentermine work?

How effectively does phentermine work?

Not by itself: Phentermine is very effective for weight loss for short term use when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Appetite returns once the medication is discontinued so to avoid weight regain you must exercise most days and maintain a healthy portion controlled diet. ...Read more

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How does tolterodine work?

How does  tolterodine work?

It inhibits: The muscarinic receptors in the bladder. These receptors stimulate the bladder muscles to squeeze. ...Read more

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How long does propranolol take to work well?

How long does propranolol take to work well?

Not long: The onset of effect of 'propranolol' tablets is between 1 -2 hours, and will last for between 6 - 12 hours. Lethargy and fatigue are common sde effect which should wear off within a short period of time but must be mentioned to your doctor. ...Read more

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What neurotransmitter does theophylline affect and how does it do this?

What neurotransmitter does theophylline affect and how does it do this?

None: Theophylline does not affect any neurotransmitter. It affects the levels of a signaling molecule in the cell that results in relaxation of smooth muscle. It's not a particularly effective treatment. ...Read more

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How well does sulpiride work for anxiety?

How well does sulpiride work for anxiety?

Sulpiride: Sulpiride is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic depression, etc. It is not used for non-psychotic anxiety, but can certainly help patients who are very frightened by their hallucinations and delusions. ...Read more