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Dopamine, Neurological Disorders and Pharmacology

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1) What's Dopamine neurotransmitters' role on behavior?

2) Pharmacological agent prescribed to increase the neurotransmitter:

List three possible side effects linked to this agent: Dopamine

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3) Example of a neurological disorder, disease, or condition where this agent occurs. Dopamine

List possible risks associated with not taking this agent for the disorder, disease, or condition:

4) Pharmacological agent prescribed to decrease the neurotransmitter: Dopamine
List three possible side effects linked to this agent:
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5) Example of a neurological disorder, disease, or condition where this agent occurs:

List possible risks associated with not taking this agent for the disorder, disease, or condition:

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Dopamine is responsible for transmitting signals between the nerve cells or neurons of the brain. Dopamine is activated when something good happens without warning. Dopamine mediates pleasure in the brain. Dopamine also helps increase focus and attention. An increase in dopamine has been known to cause a person to be hyper social, hypersexual, and can be linked to psychosis (1). One pharmacological agent that can be prescribed to increase dopamine is Parlodel (bromocriptine) (2). The possible side effects to using Parlodel can be hallucinations, dizziness or ...

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Discusses the role of dopamine on behavior.

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