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Which neurotransmitters are possibly affected by huntington's disease?

Which neurotransmitters are possibly affected by huntington's disease?

Acetylcholine/GABA: There are specific decreases in acetylcholine and gaba, which in turn affect the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Interestingly, this is the exact opposite of parkinson disease. ...Read more

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Neurotransmitter (Definition)

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


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I was wondering what are 4 neurotransmitters affected by tricyclics antidepressants?

I was wondering what are 4 neurotransmitters affected by tricyclics antidepressants?

See below: 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

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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

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

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What parts of the brain are most commonly affected by huntington's disease?

What parts of the brain are most commonly affected by huntington's disease?

Basal ganglia: Motor areas at the center of the brain called basal ganglia are the main parts of the brain causing choreaform movements cerebral atrophy causes the dementia family history of hd is the rule. ...Read more

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Hi, i want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms .

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

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What is the rationale behind electroconvulsive therapy for depression? Which neurotransmitters are affected? How long does the effect last? Thanks!

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

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What neurotransmitters are affected during ssri discontinuation? Every time i lower my dose i feel anxious, lightheaded, low libido, and stomach pain.

What neurotransmitters are affected during ssri discontinuation? Every time i lower my dose i feel anxious, lightheaded, low libido, and stomach pain.

Neurotransmitter: Mainly serotonin. To a minor degree also norepinephrine. There is a withdrawal phenomenon associated with reduction and removal of these medications. Work with your physician on how to slowly adjust the dose if needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of huntingtons?

What are the symptoms of huntingtons?

Chorea: Classically, patients can experience uncontrollable flailing limb movements, loss of balance, poor organizational skills, and loss of focus and attention, and emotional changes such as depression. This runs in families as an autosomal dominant process. ...Read more

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What is the function of neurotransmitters?

What is the function of neurotransmitters?

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

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Which has more influence our thoughts controlling neurotransmitters or our neurotransmitters influencing our thoughts?

Which has more influence our thoughts controlling neurotransmitters or our neurotransmitters influencing our thoughts?

Chicken and egg: Argument. Actually nobody really knows exactly what a "thought" is. The best analogy that we have is the computer but if the brain is a computer it may be a new type. ...Read more