norepinephrine norepinephrine

Definition(s):

  • (n) a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses

Usage(s):

  1. Nerve cells release norepinephrine, which tenses the muscles and sharpens the senses to prepare for action.
  2. There was a great deal of data that people vary in terms of their expression of dopamine and norepinephrine, serotonin, estrogen and oxytocin and testosterone.
  3. An extended soaking in serotonin and norepinephrine evidently made for a happier patient, and MAO inhibitors became the first antidepressants.

News

  • Alcobra discusses mechanism of action for proprietary ADHD treatment

    Metadoxine ER "appears to enhance the ability of cells to correct abnormal signaling pathways that may be involved with cognitive impairment," Alcobra ( ADHD ) says, reporting results from preclinical studies designed to evaluate the drug's mechanism of action. MG01CI does not "increase levels of neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin," Alcobra adds. The ...
    on October 14, 2013     Source: Seeking Alpha

Quotes

  • "The novelty and excitement of a new sexual partner triggers the production of dopamine and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that are responsible for that love high," explains Helen Fisher, Ph.D., a professor of anthropology at Rutgers...
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Helen Fisher Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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