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    • n dopamine a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension
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In literature:

She wanted to smack them-these dummies who were dopamine gluttons.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills

In news:

Variation in a set of dopamine-related genes was associated with a person's risk of starting smoking, and these genes had a stronger impact on smoking initiation in adolescents than in adults.
The Dopamine Made Me Do It.
Placebo Effect Linked to Dopamine -Clearing Enzyme.
AUTOmatic backs it up and Dopamine Productions demos some dopeness.
A Molecule of Motivation, Dopamine Excels at Its Task.
Dopamine transporter density was measured in vivo in six adult patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
What is happening now and what you know about it from past experience -- are funneled to the dopamine system, Dr Sejnowski said.
Scientists found that a gene known as RASGRF-2 plays a crucial role in controlling how alcohol stimulates the brain to release dopamine, triggering feelings of reward.
Addicted to love Dopamine is the brain's pleasure chemical .
Behind the rodent's fatal case of ennui is a severe deficit of dopamine, one of the essential signaling molecules in the brain.
Her new book, "Vagina," has been roundly drubbed for misrepresenting the brain and neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocin.
"You keep moving, it keeps the dopamine going, and so, you know, for people living with Parkinson 's, the movement pavilion is huge," Farrell said.
Digital illustration comparing dopamine levels in a normal neuron and one affected by Parkinson 's disease.
The Parkinson 's affected neuron on the left produces a very low level of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Named for the doctor who identified "the shaking palsy" in 1817, Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition in which the body's ability to produce dopamine, a compound that regulates movement, is greatly diminished.

In science:

J. Wang, X. Yang, C.V. Camporesi, Z. Yang, G. Bosco, C. Chen, E.M. Camporesi, Propofol reduces infarct size and striatal dopamine accumulation following transient middle cerebral artery occlusion: a microdialysis study, Eur. J. Pharmacol. 452 (2002) 303-308. J.H.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Asymmetrical protection of neostriatal neurons against transient forebrain ischemia by unilateral dopamine depletion.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils