Science & Medicine
Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | Advertising

Dopamine receptors and psychosis

Philip Seeman
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 2 Number 5: Page 28 (October 1995)

View Full TextAdd To BasketPurchase Images

Abstract: Five different receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine are known to exist in human brain. Dopamine receptors are found in regions that influence thinking, emotion, decision making and body movement. Some mechanisms have been partially revealed. For instance, cerain receptors cooperate to control physical mobility and to form links that maintain mental health. Others increase in number in schizophrenia. As integral elements in disorders such as Parkinson's disease, prolactinoma tumors, Huntingtons's chorea, Tourette's syndrome, and shock, in addition to schizophrenia, dopamine recept\ores offer primary targets for selective pharmacologic intervention.

Back to Table of Contents



Science & Medicine, Inc.
P.O. Box 313, Narberth, PA 19072
(610) 660-8097       (800) 888-0028
fax (610) 660-0348
e-mail editor@sciandmed.com
See our other journal: Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | Advertising

Copyright © 2002-2019, Science & Medicine, Inc.

Powered by Pliner Solutions, Inc.
Web Development by Pliner Solutions, Inc.