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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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Dopamine (Definition)

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


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Is recreational use of a.D.D./a.D.H.D. Pills dangerous?

Is recreational use of a.D.D./a.D.H.D. Pills dangerous?

Yes: Pharmaceutical grade stimulants are very dangerous to use in a manner other than prescribed. Alos, it is a class X felony to sell or collect with intent to distribute. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) increase or decrease the amount of dopamine available in your synapses?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) increase or decrease the amount of dopamine available in your synapses?

Dopamine: Although sertraline does act as an inhibitor of dopamine reuptake – it does not bind the dopamine tightly. It primarily acts on serotonin reuptake. ...Read more

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Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more

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What are the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine ?

What are the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine ?

Catecholamines: Behavior is much more complex than neurotransmitter levels alone. But norepinephrine (ne) acts mainly in an area of your brainstem called the locus coeruleus. When released, ne triggers the stress response. Ne is also involved in pain, cognition, mood, emotions, movement and blood pressure. Dopamine is involved in regulating mood, pleasure, delusions, psychosis and drug abuse -- and more. ...Read more

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Will the number of dopamine receptors from antipsychotic usage and its withdrawal lower over time? I think all this extra dopamine is giving insomnia

Will the number of dopamine receptors from antipsychotic usage and its withdrawal lower over time? I think all this extra dopamine is giving insomnia

Down regulation: In theory, the use of any receptor-driven chemical stimulus over time will result in reduction, or down-regulation of those receptors, especially if the dose is increased. ...Read more

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Does the use of the neupro patch and stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125 lessen the incidence of psycosis ?

Does the use of the neupro patch and stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125 lessen the incidence of psycosis ?

Parkinson's Disease: These are both medications used to treat parkinson's disease, not psychosis. Some antipsychotic medications can induce parkinsonism in movements -- not true parkinson's disease. Sometimes these meds used to treat parkinson's may cause psychotic symptoms. Late-stage parkinson's disease can also involve a type of dementia with hallucinations as well. ...Read more

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What is the medicinal use of magnesium?

What is the medicinal use of magnesium?

Several ways: A low magnesium can cause arrythmias such as svt/vt etc. In pts taking diueretics magnesuim and potassium can be depleted.You need to replace these to avoid tripping off an irregular heart rythm. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cannabis use or addiction.?

Describe the features of cannabis use or addiction.?

What's Addiction?: An addiction is a brain disease whereby one engages in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The individual knows this, but continues to engage in the behavior. One may be addicted to food, drugs, alcohol, sex and other behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the physiological effects of using MDMA?

What are the physiological effects of using MDMA?

MDMA or Molly : 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also called Ecstasy, is a synthetic stimulant with no medical use. It ^es activity of multiple neurochemicals, acting most like amphetamine + mescaline. It ^es heart rate & blood pressure & depletes the brain's serotonin, causing after-effects of confusion, insomnia, depression up to weeks after ingestion. See: drugabuse.gov. ...Read more

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Any use of secretin for autism?

Any use of secretin for autism?

No: How convenient it would be if you just needed to give a shot to cure autism. Unfortunately, this is not the case. ...Read more

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What are the effects of extended use of IV merapenem?

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What are the effects of  extended use of IV merapenem?

Merrem: Merrem is an antibacterial antibiotic belonging to the family of carbopenems. It is generally used for skin, intraabdominal and meningitis in children. Usual side effects to look for hypersensitivity reactions, interaction with valproic acid, seizure potential. Clostridium difficile enteritis, caution in hemodialysis patients. ...Read more

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Does regular marijuana use lower the effectiveness of citalopram?

Does regular marijuana use lower the effectiveness of citalopram?

Makes u depressed: Heavvy marijuana use makes you depressed. This drug actively works to counteract the effectiveness of citalopram. ...Read more

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What mood stabilizers or anti psychotic meds will affect the use of meth?

What mood stabilizers or anti psychotic meds will affect the use of meth?

Wrong question: The best help I can give you as a medical professional is not to recommend how to optimize the use of illegal drugs with prescription medication or how to minimize the risks of interactions between illegal substances & legal substances but rather to inform you that it is to your ultimate benefit not to use any illegal substance. The question becomes irrelevant therefore, if you take that advice. ...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