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DOPAMINE

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DOPAMINE

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  1. DOPAMINE By: Hannah Kintz & Madeline Rackovan

  2. Type of hormone • Amino acid • Derivative of Tyrosine

  3. Secreted by… • Hypothalamus • Adrenal medulla

  4. Function • Provides feelings of enjoyment/ reward to motivate • Pleasure, euphoria • Compulsion

  5. Regulatory mechanism • Positive feedback • Repeat actions that bring pleasure=build on each other

  6. 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