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What does adrenaline do to vessels?

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What does adrenaline do to vessels?

Adrenaline: Adrenaline causes contraction of the smooth muscles in the arterioles (small vessels). ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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What exactly does cocaine do to you?

What exactly does cocaine do to you?

It can screw you up: Pretty bad. Cocaine prevents Dopamine in the brain from being recycled. So Dopamine builds up at the synapse (between two neurons). This can cause a person to feel “high”. Cocaine can ^ heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ^ temperature, v appetite, cause nausea, abdominal pain, nausea & constriction of blood vessels. It can also lead to heart attacks or strokes. ...Read more

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What does testosterone do exactly?

What does testosterone do exactly?

Depends upon age...: During fetal development, testosterone is useful to make genetic male look like a boy when born. In adolescence, T is useful during puberty in developing secondary sexual characteristics eg hair etc. While low T can account for many conditions such as fatigue, depression, loss of sex drive, etc, there are many more common reasons for this than low T. Excess T is bad, too, so not DIY project. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does alcohol do to blood pressure?

How do I know exactly what does alcohol do to blood pressure?

Alcohol: If you're drunk and disorderly might be high, if you have cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia from it might be low. In general a drink occassionally is no big deal, a lot of alcohol frequently isn't a good idea....... ...Read more

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What does adrenalin do to your body?

What does adrenalin do to your body?

Fight or flight: Hi. Adrenalin (aka epinephrine) is the hormonal branch of the sympathetic nervous system. It's the classic "fight or flight" hormone for response to high stress situations. It jacks up your pulse & BP, dilates your eyes, and makes you ready to respond to a threat to the best of your ability. ...Read more

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What does adrenaline do to your body?

What does adrenaline do to your body?

Prepares for stress.: Adrenaline, or epinephrine, is a chemical produced by your adrenal glands that helps you respond to episodes of severe stress. Epinephrine has dozens of effects, but overall it regulates how your heart beats and how you make extra energy available to deal with things like car accidents or other serious injuries. In cases of severe shock, patients can be treated with epinephrine. ...Read more

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What exactly does cortisol have to do with asthma?

What exactly does cortisol have to do with asthma?

Little: Asthma tends to get worse around 4 A.M. Coinciding with the lowest level in plasma cortisol in a 24-hr period. However if you are asking why cortisone is important, then the answer would be that cortisone acts as a non-specific agent to control the inflammation of the airways- a hallmark for asthma. Your body would not be able to produce enough cortisol to do the job. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does tuberculosis do to your body?

How do I know exactly what does tuberculosis do to your body?

CanAffectMany Organs: Tuberculosis can affect many different organs in body The commonest is lung where it causes picture of infilteration like Pneumoniac&can progress to cavitation. Miliary Tuberculosis(Also called Disseminated TB) causes wide dissemination in body.Shows a pattern seen on chest xray.It may infect many other organs like liver&spleen TBcan also affect bones,lymph nodes and kidneu and causeDestruction ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does birth control do to your body?

How do I know exactly what does birth control do to your body?

That depends on what: Type of birth control you use. Basically - it prevents pregnancy. Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the drug neo-synephrine does?

Does anyone know what the drug neo-synephrine does?

Neo-synehrine: Neosynephrine (phenylephrine) constricts blood vessels. Given intravenously, it raises blood pressure and is used to treat low blood pressure or shock. Given topically or in small doses orally, it constricts the vessels in the nose (nasal mucosa) which opens breathing passages. ...Read more

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What does nitroglycerin do to the body?

What does nitroglycerin do to the body?

Relax blood vessels: In the heart that can increase blood flow to stop an angina (chest pain) episode, but it also can produce side effects of low blood pressure (so take it sitting down) or headache. ...Read more

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What does cocaine do to your body?

Cocaine: Cocaine use "messes you up big time". It affects your brain, you heart, your liver, your kidneys. ...Read more

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Trifluoperazine -- what does it do and what does it treat?

Trifluoperazine -- what does it do and what does it treat?

Psychosis: Trifluoperazine is a conventional antipsychotic used to treat paranoia, grandiosity, or other delusions in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What does cocaine do to your cheeks?

What does cocaine do to your cheeks?

Weight loss: Can shrink your cheeks -- but Cocaine use is not a healthy way to lose weight. Cocaine use can also make you dead. Cheeks would be of no use to you at that point. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is molly & what does it do?

How do I know exactly what is molly & what does it do?

Ecstacy: Most users get feelings of extreme happiness, a sense that everything is right in the world, and often feelings of love for everyone around them. The latter is also referred to as being 'loved-up.' c. Physical effects people feel different things when on mdma. Some get a tingling, that begins behind their ears and spreads all over their bodies. For others, it is like becoming made of gelatine, t. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does the pituitary gland do?

How do I know exactly what does the pituitary gland do?

It acts: As a switchboard, receiving signals from hormone thermostats in the brain, and then directing signals to the hormone-secreting glands in your body telling them to produce more hormones. ...Read more

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What does halothane do to the body?

What does halothane do to the body?

General anesthesia: It is a volatile agent (gas) that causes general anesthesia. It is sedating, amnestic (makes you lose memory) and analgesic. You don't feel anything, and are deeply asleep . No one know exactly how any of the General anesthetics work. Halothane is absorbed by the body and can cause rare immune responses. Halothane is longer available in the U.S., but is used in some parts of the world ...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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What does beer to do your body? What specifically does it damage?

What does beer to do your body? What specifically does it damage?

Beer and Body: In excess it can damage everything, your mind, your brain physically, heart, lungs, food pipe, stomach etc. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't people use tobacco? What exactly does it do?

Why shouldn't people use tobacco? What exactly does it do?

Tobacco: significantly reduces the risk of dying from anything else. But you'll likely die a premature death from tobacco related illness including various cancers, cardiovascular disorders and lung diseases ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more