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What Is Dopamine
Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular maintenance, and it has effects on kidney blood flow. It is sometimes administered by a physician in situations where a person is critically ill and is needed for cardiovascular support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Important.: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, in other words it is the messenger that carries the message in a dopaminergic system that serves multiple functions. one of these functions has to do with impulse control movement disorders in tick disorders and Tourette syndrome. treatment usually involves dopamine blockers which exert some regulation on the Dopminergic system connected to this problem ...Read more
Neurotransmitter: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter. A chemical that enables a neuron to "communicate" with other neurons in the brain. Dopamine has many varied effects in the brain depending on the location in the brain. It can affect movement, e.g. Parkinson's disease involves too little dopamine. In other locations it can affect attention, pleasure, motivation, the "reward center", mood, and prolactin release. ...Read more
Dopamine is the : latest fad: The "happy" chemical, right? There's no way that can be answered in 400 characters. Dopamine plays a fundamental role in almost all aspects of behavior from motor control to mood regulation, cognition & addiction & reward. The popular books about it are garbage. See Principles of Neural Science by Kandel & Schwartz or The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology by Cooper, Bloom & Roth. ...Read more
I found out what dopamine is and i know it makes you feel happy. But do you need it to survive, what do you recommend?
What p450 enzymes are inhibited/induced by seroquel, (quetiapine) and what does a dopamine/norepinephrine antagonist do? Reduce dopamine levels? Specifics please?
Neither: Seroquel (quetiapine) passes through the cyp450 3a4 pathway & is extensively metabolized, but it neither inhibits nor induces the pathway itself. On the other hand, it's metabolism may be significantly affected by other medications. For instance, Dilantin induces the pathway causing seroquel (quetiapine) to be rushed through the pathway, leading to less-effective, lower blood levels. Antagonists are blockers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TwoNeurotransmitters: Serotonin is a neural transmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. ...Read more
Increased levels: I believe you are asking what happens when these neurotransmitters are chemically prevented from being metabolized 're-uptake'. This is often accomplished by drugs like anti-depressants. The levels of the neurotransmitters are increased and their physiologic effects are secondarily increased. An example would be subjective feeling of pleasure from increased dopamine. ...Read more
If I took too much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a year ago, am left with complete loss of pleasure 24/7, what med will help dopamine to start flowing again?
Please clarify: Lower levels where? What part or parts of the body are you asking about? ...Read more
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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