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Transcript of Dopamine
The Ventral Tegmental Area As A Neurotransmitter in the Human Body What disorders could be caused by dopamine? Dopamine is believed to play a role in ... Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Drug/Substance Addictions What is Dopamine's Function? Dopamine increases provide that "rewarding emotion" we get from things such as... -Sex -Drugs (especially!) -Rock and Roll -Chocolate What does an oversupply or under supply of dopamine cause? An oversupply causes Alzheimer's and schizophrenia... WHEREAS... An undersupply can cause tremors, decreased mobility and Parkinson's Drugs and Diets that affect Dopamine include... Cocaine, methamphetamine, morphine, percoset, nicotine, and marijuana... Tycosine high foods, such as hazel nuts Protein rich foods, like poultry Dopamine producing fruits, such as avocados and beets Tyrosine sends signals to the dopamine producing areas of the brain And last but not least dopamine diminishing foods such as cake, candy, and donuts Do Agonists or Antagonists exists? ...I think yes! Agonists -Ropinrole
-Pramipexole Antagonists -Haloperidol
-Promazine The Dopamine Pathway! The Dopamine moves from the substantia nigra to the striatum and also... Moves from the Ventral Tegmental Area to the hippocampus, nucleus accumbens, and the frontal cortex