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What does a low plasma dopamine mean?

What does a low plasma dopamine mean?

Read article: Too complex to answer in 400 characters. Below a link for starters, hope this helps. http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/305/3/800.full. ...Read more

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Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more


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What is considered a low dopamine level in mL when it comes to plasma?

What is considered a low dopamine level in mL when it comes to plasma?

Caution: I hope you are not being sold snake-oil from one of the sensation / charismatic clinics / labs around the country that offer to find you special brain chemistry needs based on blood levels of neurotransmitters (NTs). If so, please know it is a scam. Blood levels of NTs are completely unrelated to brain levels. If you have other needs for a plasma DA level (Endocrine), check Mayo Clinic Lab. ...Read more

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Negative symptoms of psychosis are related to low dopamine levels, what does this mean?

Negative symptoms of psychosis are related to low dopamine levels, what does this mean?

Dopamine: The dopamine hypothesis posits that an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine is present in the synapses of the nerves, which give rise to psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and agitation (positive symptoms) and flat affect and alogia (negative symptoms). ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do plasma dopamine and norepinephrine levels indicate?

Need doctor's help! what do plasma dopamine and norepinephrine levels indicate?

It depends: Dopamine and norepinephrine are endogenous hormones/neurotransmitters released in the body. If plasma levels are elevated, this may indicate a neuroendocrine abnormality, such as pheochromocytoma. ...Read more

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My dopamine levels are low, does anyone know something that will normalize it?

Come again?: Please repost your question and explain what dopamine "levels" you mean (because the term "dopamine levels" is meaningless), how these "levels" were measured & by whom, & what you think you expect to achieve by raising these imaginary "levels." ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dopamine levels are low, does anyone know something that actually brings it normal?

What do you suggest if my dopamine levels are low, does anyone know something that actually brings it normal?

Please clarify: Please repost your question providing the following info: 1) Where these dopamine "levels" are in your body: Feet? Spit? Left eyeball? 2) how & why you THINK you have "low" levels & what clinical effect that has; 3) what lab measured your dopamine "levels" & what the numerical values were; & 4) what you think increasing your dopamine "levels" will achieve. Thank you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low dopamine?

What are the symptoms of low dopamine?

Dopamine: This neurotransmitter that is produced from tyrosine is involved with many functions. The main ones are the initiation of movement (so low can be parkinsonism) but also with motivation, so low can be lack of ambition or interest (another term - inanition). It impacts also many physical functions including some cardiovascular functions. ...Read more

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What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

First realize: the doctors are slightly making this up. In tests of whether matching drugs to symptoms worked... didn't work. Serotonin run systems involve sleep/eating/anxiety dopamine run systems involve pleasure. The only solid data is that drugs of abuse definitely activate the dopamine. Cocaine/meth dealers/designer drug dealers have better luck. but then, have more money for Research ...Read more

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Dopamine (Definition)

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