dopamine


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Related to dopamine: norepinephrine, serotonin
  • noun

Synonyms for dopamine

a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system

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Correlation between behavior and extracellular dopamine levels in rat striatum: comparison of microdialysis and fast-scan cyclic voltammetry.
Brain cell transplants with fetal dopamine cells obtained from human embryos have already been performed on a few occasions, with varying results.
The Gouaux lab's more detailed view of the dopamine transporter structure better reveals how antidepressants act on the transporters and thus do their work.
The extent to which dopamine rises in the brain after sleep loss may help explain some of the variability in people's abilities to cope with sleep deprivation, Dinges says.
The researchers report the effects of tampering with dopamine and another chemical messenger, the glutamate neurotransmitter, along the length of the nucleus accumbens of rats.
endocrinologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass and consultant medical director, VeroScience, investigated the effects of circadian-timed daily administration of bromocriptine-QR, a potent dopamine receptor agonist (N=52), versus placebo (N=23) to individuals with type 2 diabetes whose blood glucose levels were poorly controlled on high dose insulin therapy (baseline HbA1c >/= 7.
In one set of experiments, Rice and her colleagues recorded a 20 percent to 55 percent increase in dopamine released in the striatal region of the rodent brain (where dopamine's effects on the brain are felt and which governs the body's response to getting a reward).
Dopamine detection range has been predicted to be 2-11 millimolar.
Serious side effects are caused by current antipsychotic medicines as they cause the complete blockage of dopamine, explained Rob Lane from the Monash Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences.
However, with repeated methamphetamine use, dopamine neurons may degenerate causing neurological and behavioral impairments, similar to those observed in people with Parkinson's disease.
Dopamine brings feelings of pleasure followed by cravings because of the beer's flavour, not the alcohol it contains.
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Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps nerve cells pass messages to each other.
The disorders were commoner in those taking drugs that increased the effects of the brain chemical dopamine.