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DOPAMINE. By: Hannah Kintz & Madeline Rackovan. Type of hormone. Amino acid Derivative of Tyrosine. Secreted by…. Hypothalamus Adrenal medulla. Function. Provides feelings of enjoyment/ reward to motivate Pleasure, euphoria Compulsion . Regulatory mechanism. Positive feedback

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Dopamine

DOPAMINE

By: Hannah Kintz & Madeline Rackovan


Type of hormone

Type of hormone

  • Amino acid

    • Derivative of Tyrosine


Secreted by

Secreted by…

  • Hypothalamus

  • Adrenal medulla


Function

Function

  • Provides feelings of enjoyment/ reward to motivate

  • Pleasure, euphoria

  • Compulsion


Regulatory mechanism

Regulatory mechanism

  • Positive feedback

    • Repeat actions that bring pleasure=build on each other


Abnormalities

abnormalities

  • Hypo: Parkinson’s Disease

    • Shaking tremors, incoordination

  • Decrease in dopamine

  • Hyper: Schizophrenia

    • Inability to think clearly (Cannot differentiate between reality & fiction)

  • Increase in dopamine


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