Title

Dopamine: Giving Rise to Our Desires and Behaviors

Date

5-29-2014 10:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:15 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arelene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is secreted near where it is needed. It’s involved in many functions within the human body. It’s a part of learning, addiction, attention, lust, and disease. A dopamine rush is like the bee in the bonnet or a kid in the candy store, you don’t know what you want, but you can’t get enough. Today, many medications exploit Dopamine’s characteristics and receptors. One of the most well-known diseases associated with dopamine is Parkinson’s Disease, which is characterized by tremors of muscles, rigidity, slow movements, and impaired balance. Dopamine plays an important role in the body and the body functions. This seminar will explore and explain how the concentrations of dopamine impact the body, including the functions, complications and side effects.

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May 29th, 10:30 AM May 29th, 11:15 AM

Dopamine: Giving Rise to Our Desires and Behaviors

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is secreted near where it is needed. It’s involved in many functions within the human body. It’s a part of learning, addiction, attention, lust, and disease. A dopamine rush is like the bee in the bonnet or a kid in the candy store, you don’t know what you want, but you can’t get enough. Today, many medications exploit Dopamine’s characteristics and receptors. One of the most well-known diseases associated with dopamine is Parkinson’s Disease, which is characterized by tremors of muscles, rigidity, slow movements, and impaired balance. Dopamine plays an important role in the body and the body functions. This seminar will explore and explain how the concentrations of dopamine impact the body, including the functions, complications and side effects.