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    Serotonin In Children

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    life. When a child witnesses abuse, it becomes their horrific norm. The child may realize the harm the abuser is inflicting and feel anger toward the abuser for hurting someone they like. Serotonin is the “self-control” (Jackman) chemical which means it is in control of a significant amount of emotions. Serotonin has “long been known to play an important role in regulating anger and aggression” (“Brain Chemicals Involved”) so it is a major factor in aggressive people. With this chemical running through

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    Serotonin Research Paper

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    Arielle 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

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    Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter which is found in the blood, gastrointestinal tract, and in the nervous system in humans, animals and several plants. Its chemical formula is C10H12N2O. It is biosynthesized from tryptophan which is a chemical precursor of the serotonin. It was first reported lab synthesis by M.E. Speeter and his co-workers in 1951. This molecule initially started with 5-benzyloxyindole (C15H13NO).The majority of the serotonin in humans is found in the gut, where it regulates

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    thought processes, often with enhanced consciousness of sensory input, however with minimal control over what exactly is being experienced. A psychedelic drug principal effect is usually to alter cognition and also perception, usually by agonizing serotonin receptors. Psychedelics represent a larger class of psychoactive drugs also known as hallucinogens, a category which includes mechanistically supplementary elements like

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    Simvastatin is from a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, also collectively called statins. A decline in the levels of low-density lipoprotein is caused by this drug. A rise in the levels high-density lipoprotein also occurs when using this drug. Those at a high risk of heart problems may also take this drug to reduce the chances of stroke, heart attack, coronary heart diseases etc. It is usually taken orally. It comes under the brand name of Zocor. Simvastatin is a strong competitive

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    1. On a separate sheet of paper, draw a diagram of your experimental design. How many groups would you use to test your hypothesis? What would be the conditions for each group, and what data would you obtain from you experiment? Of this data what would be quantitative (i.e. we can measure using numbers) and what data would be qualitative (i.e. we measure without using numbers)? To test my hypothesis I would create two groups. One group would receive the drug Avandia and the other group will receive

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    The Importance of Providing Oral Care Brushing your teeth, how do you feel when you brush your teeth? When you wake up in the morning what is your routine, get up use the restroom, brush your teeth, and then go on about getting ready for the day? How would you feel if you couldn’t brush your teeth whither it be because you don’t have access to a toothbrush or toothpaste, or what if you couldn’t even remember to brush your teeth in the morning or evenings? When you don’t brush your teeth you feel

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    Gemfibrozil Lab Report

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    INTRODUCTION: Gemfibrozil[1-3], 5-(2,5-dimethylphenoxy)-2,2-dimethylpentanoic acid (Fig.1), is a fibric acid anti-lipemic agent used to treat hyperlipoproteinemia and as a second-line therapy for type IIb hypercholesterolemia. It acts to reduce triglyceride levels, reduce VLDL levels, reduce LDL levels (moderately), and increase HDL levels (moderately).it increases the activity of extrahepatic lipoprotein lipase (LL), thereby increasing lipoprotein triglyceride lipolysis. It does so by activating

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    Eugenol Case Studies

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    Eugenol at the concentrations of 0.2 -20 µm is suggested to be able to produce a dose dependent and reversible vasodilator response that are partially dependent on the endothelium (24). EUG has also found to have a preventive effect on dopamine depression and lipid peroxidation, which can protect depression induced by 6-hydroxyl dopamine (OHDA). Eugenol has prevented depression by decreasing lipid peroxidation and stimulating reduced glutathione (GSH) may lead to a protecting effect (25)

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    Must a human communicate in a ‘normal’ manner? Does a human have to experience the world in the same way as other humans? Do beings need to conform to normality to be considered human? Over the past several decades our culture has been struggling to understand how the autistic individual fits into society. Because many autistic individuals do not interact or communicate in the same manner as most people, they have often been thought of and treated as non-human. However as scientific data has grown

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    depression which involves both reactive and biological; and atypical depression which is a more severe biological depression (Wegmann, 2015). MDD should be treated with evidence-based treatment. Psychopharmacology is often the first-line treatment. Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are typically the first-line

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    Do people ever stop and think that a certain song has changed their mood completely? One minute they were mad and the next they are sad. Or that music can help people with illnesses and disabilities. How music can affect the brain, emotions, memory and so much more. Music plays a key part in today’s society. It really has an impact on just about everyone. So how does music affect everyone in its own way? In a scientific point of view researchers have wondered about the possible therapeutic and mood

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    Music therapy is the clinical use of music to achieve individual goals and improve relationships; it is also considered a form of Psychotherapy (Music Therapy Medicine). Melodies and harmonies are used to transport patients to new and safe places. The sweet rhythms brings peace and relaxation to stressed minds. Self-worth is found between each melodic note, and anxiety and depression are long forgotten. Memories that were once lost are now found, and medication is improved by this one simple healing

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    mental disorders. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) medications and natural therapies are used to treat the condition of depression. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are a form of drugs developed by medical and pharmaceutical companies, with the goal of these antidepressant drugs are to target specific brain functions without affecting other cognitive skills and to reduce

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    The main classes of antidepressants that will be discussed are the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) and serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It usually depends on the patient’s specific needs as to what medicine would be prescribed to treat the depression. SSRIs are the most popular and widely prescribed antidepressants by doctors because of the fewer side

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    the symptoms of depression; show that the drug alleviates the symptoms of depression. Versiani et al (1999), in a study discovered that with the NRI drugs compared to placebo drugs, that they were effective and carried a lower risk of relapse than the placebo. “(22% relapse on NRI’s, 56% with Placebo”) ** In the case of the catecholamine hypothesis, it focuses on one part of the brain and body, collating evidence and results into making it a plausible key to the main cause of depression. Research

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    Depression is a mood disorder that, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, affects 6.7% of the US population. It is a serious illness that can be characterized, and often stereotyped, by perceived laziness, lack of motivation, and loneliness. Those with depression may experience significant changes in their sleeping habits, either sleeping too much or too little. Some depressed people can have suicidal thoughts, but the two are not mutually exclusive. The Diagnostic and Statistical

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    Holistic Assessment- Mr. Eric (student’s spouse) Performing a thorough health assessment lays the foundation for any health provider to be able to provide effective and efficient care to patients. When performing a health assessment this allows the health provider an insight as to how to diagnose a patient, plan how to take care of patient, implementing interventions and evaluation the outcome of the nursing process in providing patient care. When a nurse performs a holistic assessment, it is simply

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    The four types of antidepressant medications that are the most common. These medications are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), Atypical Antidepressants, and Tricyclic Antidepressants. Each has similar side effects, while others have different effects on the human body. The first main type of antidepressant is Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which job is to ease depression by affecting the chemical messengers, which are used to

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    The FDA warnings regarding antidepressants go over increased sensitivity to feelings of suicidality in all ages and that all patients taking antidepressants should be observed closely throughout the first few months of trial for any change in behavior, suicidality, or clinical worsening. The warning produced by the FDA does hit the main points when discussing the basics of beginning a new prescription. The FDA does not produce a warning that is thorough and strict. The warning should be revised

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