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Substantia Nigra (Overview)

This is where a neurotransmitter called Dopamine is formed in the brain. A majority of Dopamine is formed in this area. It is responsible for many things. Degeneration of the substantia nigra leads to parkinson's disease.


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What does the substantia nigra do?

What does the substantia nigra do?

A lot!: Whole chapters in neuroanatomy are dedicated to the substantia nigra, but a short answer would be: it is indirectly involved with our muscle control including eye movement, and also the reward seeking/addictive, and learning aspects to our brain. When this part of the brain is damaged it causes parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Substantia Nigra (Overview)

This is where a neurotransmitter called Dopamine is formed in the brain. A majority of Dopamine is formed in this area. It is responsible for many things. Degeneration of the substantia nigra leads to parkinson's disease.


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What is the definition or description of: substantia nigra?

Dopamine: This is where a neurotransmitter called Dopamine is formed in the brain. A majority of Dopamine is formed in this area. It is responsible for many things. Degeneration of the substantia nigra leads to parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What makes stimulating the substantia nigra cause depression?

What makes stimulating the substantia nigra cause depression?

Dopamine: Stimulation (presumptively by amphetamines) causes a release of dopamine. If this is "supraphysiological" - i.e., more than the body would normally account for - you can end up with a Dopamine deficit. This is the same think as Cocaine addicts have after a run on cocaine, or crank or meth addicts have after a run. The good news is that the body can and will build it back up if allowed to. ...Read more

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Which part of the brain is substantia nigra?

Which part of the brain is substantia nigra?

S. Nigra: Is pigmented cells in the midbrain that play a role in reward, addiction & movements. It came from latin words "black substance". ...Read more

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How does the substantia nigra cause depression?

No: The substantia nigra is part of the movement system and not the emotion system. For example, destruction of Dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra is the cause of parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Any tips on removing linea nigra?

Linea Nigra: will normally resolve spontaneously within several months of delivery. It won't need special treatments. ...Read more

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How typical is it to have a linea nigra and not be pregnant?

How typical is it to have a linea nigra and not be pregnant?

Rarer: I don't know the incidence. It may occur is about 75% of pregnant women. It is no where's near this common in women who aren't pregnant but I could not find stats on this. ...Read more

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Is drugs bad?

Is drugs bad?

Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read more

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Is same safe?

Is same safe?

Generally, Yes: Same is used in many european countries to treat depression as well as other diseases. That said, before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor especially if you are taking any other medications since many otherwise safe medications can become unsafe when combined with each other or with medications. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can i smoke ??

Can i smoke ??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe ?

Is lead safe ?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more

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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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Im new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, i don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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