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Which Neurotransmitter Is Affected By Huntingtons
A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the ...Read more
All of the commonly used antidepressants work primarily on two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and serotonin. Dopamine is affected by serotonin levels, and acetylcholine may also be affected.
Changing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine are currently believe to be the main effect which alleviates depressive symptoms.
There are many other neurotransmitters that are involved...Stay tuned. ...Read more
How does phentermine works in the body? What neurotransmitters are affected the most? Also what are the withdraw symptoms and how long they usual last
Phentermine: Phentermine mechanism of action is to release norepinephrine which works on the hypothalamus of the brain to reduce hunger. It also to a smaller extent releases Dopamine and serotonin. It is thought to also inhibit reuptake of Dopamine and seratonin. Most of any withdraw symptoms would be increased hunger and fatigue. These symptoms usually last for 2-3 days or up to a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Hi, I want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms.
Appetite suppression: Phentermine principally affects appetite due to its release of norepinehrine. It has lesser effects on serotonin and dopamine. It is typically used short term and withdrawal occurs in a low percentage of patients. Long term weight loss requires life style changes. Eat 6 small equal meals, manage stress skillfully, and move like pretend jump roping through the day for drug free wt loss. ...Read more
What is the rationale behind electroconvulsive therapy for depression? Which neurotransmitters are affected? How long does the effect last? Thanks!
The mechanism of: Action for ECT is not completely understood. Many years ago people who when into diabetic coma sometimes had a lifting of depression so insulin was first used. Electricity was next used to produce a seizure which is what seems to help. Today the pt is sedated and the treatment is much easier. The post seizure state seems to be what helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What neurotransmitters are affected during ssri discontinuation? Every time I lower my dose I feel anxious, lightheaded, low libido, and stomach pain.
The basal ganglia: Hundington's disease is a disease which destroys the part of the brain called the basal ganglia which is important for controlling movement. ...Read more
Comments: Why do you view a need to "increase my neurotransmitters", do you have a degenerative neurological condition? In Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. we do have a Multi-Neurotransmitter Deficiency problem, and we have drugs to enhance and stabilize the imbalances. ...Read more
Which acids?: And which neurotransmitters? And in what clinical context are you asking the question because I can't really think of a good scenario where"acids" would be able to be exposed to neurotransmitters in a person unless their entire body is in a fulminant acidotic state with no compensation occurring and that is generally not compatible with life....so maybe a little more information would help? ...Read more
Consensus is: That neurotransmitters affect our subjective experiences--feelings and thoughts, and lots of other mental events (pain, sensorimotor impressions, taste, vision, hearing, vestibular functions; you name it). If the hardware is in place, then external events can produce reactions in them, so subjectively it seems that emotions and thoughts trigger internal states. Its probably a two-way street. ...Read more
Multiple transmitter: Pain is complicated and multiple neurotransmitters modulate pain. Not to confuse you but they include substance P, norepinephrine, VIP, endorphins, serotonin, somatostatin, CGRP, GABA, glutamate, cholecystokinin, and nitric oxide and there are just as many, if not more, receptors. As you can see, the regulation of pain is very complex with multiple etiologies. ...Read more
Stress responses: In response to stress, the body releases many physiologically active chemicals, including neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and epinephrine. This goes along with the well-known "fight, flight, or freeze" response. If your body could not respond in this way, you would die. ...Read more
Not specifically: Creativity is not from a single neurotransmitter, but is a complicated process involving a whole person and his/her entire brain. For instance, when we're very anxious, our creativity suffers because our alarm system amygdala is in charge -- we're just trying to survive. When we can relax, we see more possibilities, & find creative solutions. Our prefrontal cortex -- & more -- activate! ...Read more
Wrong question: Why do you need to check Neurotransmitters? ...Read more
Honestly, because of my violent and traumatic childhood, who do I see to ensure that all of my neurotransmitters work?
Violent childhood: I'm sorry to hear you've experienced a violent childhood -- this is more common than most people realize. There is certainly help available, though, through psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals. Some treatment focus might be on medications affecting neurotransmitters, but the bulk of help will come through psychotherapies. These can affect neurotransmitters also! ...Read more
How would A Neuro Treat Chemical and Electrical dysfunction if we can not use bloods to test LEVELS of Neurotransmitters?
See one 1st: Let them do what they are trained to do anf then, especially if they succeed, ask them how they do it. It may be too complicated to fully understand, but you'd get some. If the don't succeed, ask what was difficult. But 1st get help if possible. ...Read more
Can a neurotransmitter also be a neuromodulator? I want to know if medications that supposedly only affect one could affect multiple neurotransmitters
YOU BET IT CAN: Generally, we have both excitatory (glutamate, glycine) and inhibitory neurotransmitters (acetylcholine, norepinephrine, seratonin, dopamine). However, each transmitter affects both types of receptors, and glutamate for example is ionotrophic (NMDA, AMPA, Kainate) and metabotrophic (numerous). Simply to maintain balance & homeostasis, and adjust or modulate signals, like a computer circuit. ...Read more
Neurotransmitter: I am not sure what this specifically means as there are numerous neurotransmitters. Numerous medications may enhance or inhibit the effects of neurotransmitters depending on the desired effects. Neurotransmitters are the chemical signals used to transmit a message from one nerve to the next in sequence. ...Read more
Homeostasis: Neurotransmitters are both inhibitory and excitatory, and exist to balance appropriately, the infinite entering signals from outside activity, and respond motorically as appropriate. These are chemicals which are secreted in the synapse which connects nerve to nerve, but also nerve to muscle, sweat glands, etc. ...Read more
Neurotransmitters are critical in nerve/nerve cell interactions within the brain and spinal cord and certainly critical with neuromuscular, internal organ, and sweating, and more. In disease states, neurotransmitter function can be impaired, but when imbalance occurs, further dysfnctn can be present.
Hope that helps, but am unclear as to what you wish to know. ...Read more
See below: A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the other cell or neuron. ...Read more
All of them: What part of a car makes it go fast? Is it the engine? The transmission? The tires? The exhaust system? The streamlining? Or all of it together? We hear so much about malfunctioning neurotransmitters and brain diseases where parts don't work well that we fail to appreciate that a normally functioning brain makes use of all of its resources at the highest level of integration. ...Read more
Not possible.: That idea of low and high neurotransmitter levels as a cause of mental disorders is appealing but not precise. Direct measures of brain neurotransmitter levels is impossible with existing technology and probably wouldn't help much in diagnosis & treatment if available. ...Read more
Here's an example: Acetylcholine gets into the synaptic cleft, stimulates the neuromuscular junction and muscle contracts, but to relax, the chemical needs to be decreased, and acetylcholinesterase hydrolyzes to acetic acid, and choline. ...Read more
Brain Power: Very good question. De-codifying the synchronization of the brain chemicals during different tasks is an evolving science at this time. With functional MRI technology some of the pathways activated during learning, reading and memorizing are now being mapped. Acetylcholine, glutamate and Dopamine are released in different areas of the brain during concentration and memory processing. ...Read more
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