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Whats dopamyn?

Apr 29th, 2015

Dopamine is one of the neurotransmitter that through which signals are sent from one nerve cell to another within the body's nervous system. Also known as 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine, it is a derivative of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families. It has several functions within the body both in the nervous system and outside of it including:

. Motor control

.Mediation of the brain's reward system ( implicated in development of addiction)

.Mediation of hormonal release within the body

Sexual gratification

Arousal

motivation


Its effects on the body may include the following:

Vasodilation

Reduced gastrointestinal motility

Increased insulin production

Paracrine functions


Disorders associated with dopamine lead to a number of psychological and physical brain symptoms such as:

Parkinsonism

Schizophrenia

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders

e.t.c



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