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    Dopamine Essay

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    Dopamine is one of the most influential neurotransmitters in the human body. It plays a multitude of necessary roles in everyday life tasks such as regulating eating, sleeping, and even motor control. However, Dopamine has its dangers as well. In addition to being a major driving force behind addiction, imbalanced dopamine levels are a cause of a plethora of diseases including depression, ADHD, and Schizophrenia. With many of these conditions on the rise, it is clear at least that Dopamine is very

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    Dopamine Levels

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    Keeping Your Dopamine Levels in Check Dopamine is often linked to negative things such as addiction, but this neurotransmitter is actually a vitally important party of our bodies and health. While it is true that dopamine plays an important role in how our behavior is motivated by rewards, this is just one of the many pathways for dopamine in our brains. Dopamine is also linked to other vital roles, such as motor control and how different hormones are released in our bodies. This is why unbalanced

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    The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia

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    The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a disease that has plagued societies around the world for centuries, although it was not given its formal name until 1911. It is characterized by the presence of positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms are so named because of the presence of altered behaviors, such as delusions, hallucinations (usually auditory), extreme emotions, excited motor activity, and incoherent thoughts and speech. (1,2) In contrast, negative symptoms

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    The neurotransmitter dopamine is known as the "”feel good hormone.” A neurotransmitter is a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerve cells. Dopamine is derived from the brain and other areas of the body, gastrointestinal tract, spleen, and pancreas. In relation to cognition, dopamine is a powerful brain stabilizer that regulates mood, attention span, short-term memory, and heightened awareness. High levels of dopamine released into the body can produce an intense euphoric sensation

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    United States.” (Birnbaum HG, web). Dopamine is a reward chemical in the brain which rewards us every time we do something positive. Addiction comes from that chemical and can be created from various activities. Someone might enjoy jumping off a cliff, eating food, taking drugs or even play video games. Every time your brain enjoys something, dopamine is release and you start feeling good. The reason drug addiction is more complex, your brain will create more dopamine the more drugs you take. Eventually

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    Dopamine Lab Report

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    Locating the Dopamine Transporter via Immunostaining and Colocalization Taryn Nurse+, Kadija King+, Dasia McClain+, Jahmel Fowler+, Phyllis Freeman+, and Shawn Goodwin*. Life and Physical Science Department, Fisk University+ and Department of Biology. Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies and Research*, Nashville, TN, 37208. Introduction (Dasia) The focus of this experiment was to identify the Dopamine Active Transporter (DAT), known as SLC6A3, which is located on the 5th chromosome

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    The Influence of Stress on Dopamine Levels

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    The Influence of Stress on Dopamine Levels In the quest to survive, every living organism is equipped with the armor to withstand the impacts of stress. The African savanna leaves the zebra in an anxiety-ridden position of vulnerability to predators. Stress may can be as basic as the lack of food, habitat, or reproductive success. Humans are especially aware of the impacts of stress due to the nature of todayâs contemporary lifestyle. Too many daily demands can give a person anything from insomnia

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    at the level of NMDA receptors (Wen-Jun Gao). For more than 50 years, the dopamine hypothesis had been considered the mother of the theories of schizophrenia. Van Rossum first proposed it in 1966 suggesting that a hyperactivity occurring at the level of the mesolimbic dopamine pathway is the mediator of positive symptoms of schizophrenia (Seeman 1987). More research has flaunted a hypoactivity in the mesocortical dopamine pathway, which has been hypothesized to mediate the negative, cognitive, and

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    Dopamine Receptor Emergence Two kinds of G-protein coupled receptors function as dopamine receptors: D1 and D2 receptors. In fact, five different dopamine receptors have been identified and sorted into either subcategory based on their function (Yamamoto, 2013). D1 receptors activate cyclic AMP and stimulate adenylyl cyclase and are expressed on dendritic spines, while D2 receptors decrease adenylyl cyclase activity and modulate calcium and potassium channels (Callier, 2003). The two receptors have

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    Parkinson’s disease or PD is a disorder of the brain that is caused when neurons in the brain stop working or die (Browner & Pagan, 2014). The normal function of neurons, or your brain cells, is to make dopamine. This disease typically occurs in the elderly years, starting at fifty and above. This disease affects millions of people around the world, and estimated ten million, 60,000 just in North America. It is not prominent in any one culture or race; even celebrities like Michael J. Fox or Muhammad

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