Dopamine Essays

  • How Parkinson's Disease Affects The Body

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    the certain nerve which is cell in the brain. The brain cell normally makes an important chemical called dopamine. Dopamine sends a signal to the part of your brain that controls you movement, also dopamine lets your muscle move smoothly and does what you want your movements to do. When you have Parkinson’s these nerves cells would break down, then your brain cell no longer has enough Dopamine which makes you have trouble moving the way you want to. Symptoms of having Parkinson’s disease. The symptoms

  • Parkinson Disease Case Study

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    has advantage of not interfering with motor symptoms. Ketamine should be used with caution because of potential interaction between levodopa and ketamine’s sympathomimetic activity. Butryophenones( eg:-droperidol) and phenothiazines , which block dopamine receptors and exacerbate PD should be avoided. Ondansettron appears safe in preventing and treatment of emesis in patients with PD and is also used in treatment of psychosis induced by long term levodopa therapy. Opioids are more succeptible to produce

  • Parkinson Depression Case Studies

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    Elderly people with Parkinson's disease regularly experience depression which dramatically affects the quality of their life. Recognized as a secondary symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD), depression is not uniformly diagnosed by healthcare professionals and many elders suffer untreated. Due to the nature of PD and depression, the elderly patient's limitations must be considered when deciding on treatment options. Some treatment options are: pharmacology, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Deep Brain

  • Huntington's Disease Research Paper

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    levels of Dopamine that Parkinson Disease releases when its chemical levels are unbalanced. This occurs due to the loss of control of the striatum (subcortical part of forebrain), which controls the levels of dopamine that control the movements in our body. Even thought, Parkinson’s disease is a Central Nervous system disorder, daily habits like smoking can also increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease. Steven Finkbeiner quotes, “Both nicotine and caffeine increase striatal dopamine release

  • Parkinson's Disease Analysis

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    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disease that results in a loss of dopamine producing brain cells responsible for coordinating movement. The exact cause of PD is not known but according to National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) (2015), “most experts agree that the condition is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors (chemicals, viruses, injuries)”, with some experts explaining it this way “genes load the gun and environment pulls the trigger” (Environmental

  • Methamphetamine Vs Meth Essay

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    between cocaine and meth, in terms of how these drugs affect the individual both physically and psychologically. Both drugs are stimulants so they stimulate the individual and create an euphoric high, as a result of the way both drugs elevate the dopamine levels in the brain. Stimulants such as cocaine and meth cause the user to be more active, talkative, alert, less tired, exhilarated, etc. This essay will talk about each drug signs and symptoms treatment nursing management for drug abuse. Cocaine

  • Nicotine Research Paper

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    nicotine. Its molecules have almost the same size and shape of acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter that is vital for the human body. Nicotine as a result acts like a neurotransmitter and activates the release of neurotransmitters like hormones and dopamine. It also stimulates the brain’s pleasure centers. Nicotine also improve one’s memory and concentration According to American Academy of Neurology nicotine is useful in treatment of neurological disorders. Nicotine slows down Alzheimer’s disease

  • Parkinson's Disease Research Paper

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    motor disorder resulting from the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in an area of the brain known as the basal ganglia, in particular two clusters of cells called the substantia nigra. The manifestations of PD appear when 80% or more of the dopamine producing neurons have been destroyed. Symptoms of PD include difficulty initiating movement (bradykinesia); a shuffling gait; the classic pill rolling hand tremor; a blank facial expression; muscle rigidity; and in 10-15% of cases, the onset of

  • Literature Review: Parkinson's Disease (PD)

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    The degeneration is associated with the reduction in the striatal dopamine. The basic cause of this has been identified as the deposition of the intracytoplasmic proteinaceous inclusions. These inclusions are known as Lewy bodies. α-synuclein is the main constituent of Lewy bodies in Parkinson’s disease. The exact cause

  • Causes Of Parkinson's Disease

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    Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes neurons in the brain to deteriorate. These neurons, called dopamine neurons, produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which regulates and controls movement in the human body, and resides in an area of the brain called the substantia nirga. When the amount of dopamine reduces, neurons are lost; when this happens, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease make their early visits (Giles). The most recognizable sign of

  • How Do Drugs Affect The Brain

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    this drug. Most drugs of abuse affect the brain’s “reward” circuit, which is apart of the limbic system. Normally, the reward circuit responds to feelings of pleasure then would release a neurotransmitter called dopamine which releases the feeling of pleasure. When large amounts of dopamine flood your system is what causes the “high” linked with drug use. Our brains are wired to make sure we will repeat healthy activities. When this reward circuit is kick-started the brain notes something important

  • Parkinson Disease Research Paper

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    progressive neurodegenerative disease that is one of the most common neurologic disorders of older adults. The disorder is characterized by progressive destruction of the nigrostriatal pathway, with subsequent reduction in striatal concentration of dopamine. The prevalence of Parkinson disease is the United States is estimated at 1.0% of

  • D Amphetamine Case Study

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    receptor on various types of monoaminergic neurons, increasing neurotransmission in the CNS. The main target is different transporters such as MAO and NET and inhibits them in order to increase the levels of neurotransmitters such as Dopamine. Chlorpromazine: Targets the dopamine receptors D1 to D5 in the CNS and inhibits amphetamine-induced behavioural changes. It has highest binding affinity to D2 receptor. Diazepam: It is a positive allosteric modulator of GABA type A receptors in the CNS, particularly

  • Caffeine Experiment

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    and heroin though caffeine is less potent. People do not typically see caffeine as a drug of that is as addicting as other psychostimulants. These “other psychostimulants, such as amphetamines and cocaine, elevate the extracellular concentration of dopamine in the nucleus (NAc); this is believed to be one of the main mechanisms involved in the rewarding and motor-activating properties of these drugs” (Solinas 2002). In Marcello Solinas and Serge Ferré’s experiment

  • Matt Ridley's Chromosome 11: Personality

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    big role because there was found to be a correlation between it and serotonin. During an experiment where mice were fed low cholesterol diets, they became more aggressive and bad tempered. The cause seemed to be a drop in serotonin levels. (pg.170) Dopamine and Serotonin are both

  • Cocaine Informative Speech

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    but for some reason the number of users has been steadily increasing. I’d like to dive into the chemistry of this drug and explore how it affects the brain on a chemical level. Cocaine works by blocking the reuptake of dopamine in a neuron. This causes an influx of dopamine in the synapse of two neurons. In layman's terms, this basically means that the brain is receiving this “feel-good” feeling over and over again. You're probably wondering why this is such

  • Serotonin Research Paper

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    Weissman AP Psychology- Barbagallo Serotonin Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter often referred to as a “feel good” chemical. Along with Gaba, it is a great balancer to the nervous system counteracting the effects of Dopamine and Acetylcholine, which excite and send messages to stimulate the brain. Serotonin is located primarily in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), and the central nervous system (CNS). It is thought to be key in the constricting smooth muscles

  • Methamphetamine Research Paper Outline

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    Central Nervous System. Causes: Methamphetamine can influence loads of mind structures, yet the ones it influences the most are the ones that contain a substance called dopamine. The purpose behind this is that the shape, size, and substance structure of Methamphetamine and dopamine are comparable. Before I let you know more about dopamine and Methamphetamine, I would do well to let you know how nerve cells work. Your mind is comprised of billions of nerve cells (or neurons). Neurons come in all shapes

  • Meth Addiction Paper

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    of anhedonia, an inability to experience pleasure, that can last for months and which leads to a lot of relapse at six months. The anhedonia appears to correspond with the period when the brain is recovering and producing abnormally low levels of dopamine. (Sommerfeld 2013) If a user takes in too much of the drug, they tend to become more aggressive, irritated, and have schizophrenic outbursts. The effects outweigh the feelings with meth. Many users can have heart damage, psychosis, long term neurological

  • Acute Manic Case Study

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    consistent with bipolar disorder. Therapy for acute manic episodes includes initiation of a mood stabilizer like lithium as well as an atypical antipsychotic such as risperidone. Risperidone decreases positive symptoms like mania by inhibiting D2 dopamine receptors. D2 receptors in the mesolimbic pathway are thought to be responsible for psychotic episodes. Choice "A" is not the best answer. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter at the neuromuscular junction and also a neurotransmitter in the autonomic