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Convention about best terms to take 5-HTP

5-HTP is an amino acid derivative from tryptophan acting as the direct precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) and hence of melatonin in mammals. It is found in different foods in ...
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Neurotransmitter distribution in the central nervous system (CNS)

I have been glancing through the article Wikipedia (Neurotransmitter) where in particular at the bottom "diseases and disorders" there is some minor information about an example, but I'm actually ...
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Does a single brain lobe (e.g. parietal lobe) heat more than others during processing tasks that are related to it?

Of course, our brains are the most powerful, stabilized processors. And they don't go outside of their temperature thresholds under normal / even abnormal(till some threshold) conditions. I felt like ...
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What (if any) are the measurement units for neurotransmitters?

I've searched through the web for how to measure neurotransmitters (such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin), but could not find any. Could someone please specify if there is a unit of measurement, ...
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Any research on brain's processes involved in evil actions?

I'm reading Zimbardo's The lucifer effect: understanding how good people turn to evil in which he describes the famous Stanford prison experiment that investigated the psychological effects of ...
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How could Lyrica (pregabalin) cause hallucinations?

I've heard of this happening on rare occasion, but I cannot figure out a sensible mechanism. I have some limited understanding of neurology and the function of GABA, and I know that ethanol (a GABA ...
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Nociceptor sensitization and ACh release

As a component of the Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Syndrome vicious cycle, sensitization of nociceptive nerve fibers leads to excessive acetylcholine release from nerve terminals, entailing sarcomere ...