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mood

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

Syn: affect (n). The subjective feelings or emotional state of an individual, e.g., happy or sad. An individual's mood can profoundly influence sensory perception, intellectual function,...

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hallucinogen

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 57 words.

A drug or chemical that causes alterations in perception (usually visual), mood, and thought. Common hallucinogenic drugs include *lysergic

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hallucinogen

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 59 words.

A drug or chemical that causes alterations in perception (usually visual), mood, and thought. Common hallucinogenic drugs include *lysergic acid diethylamide...

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dopamine transporter

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

An integral membrane protein of dopaminergic nerve terminals that permits re‐entry of dopamine in a Na+‐ and Cl‐dependent manner. Cocaine binds strongly to, and inhibits, the transporter....

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amphetamine

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 47 words.

A drug, 1-phenyl-2-aminopropane (or a derivative of this compound), that stimulates the central nervous system by causing the release of the transmitters noradrenaline and dopamine from...

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Determination of Paroxetine in Blood and Urine Using Micellar Liquid Chromatography with Electrochemical Detection

Nitasha Agrawal, Sergio Marco-Peiró, Josep Esteve-Romero, Abhilasha Durgbanshi, Devasish Bose, Juan Peris-Vicente and Samuel Carda-Broch.

in Journal of Chromatographic Science

November 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry. 4283 words.

Paroxetine is a potent selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used for the treatment of depression and related mood disorders. A micellar liquid chromatographic method was developed for the...

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The Challenges and Complexities of Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Shayri M. Kansagra, Christopher R. McCudden and Monte S. Willis.

in Laboratory Medicine

June 2010; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry. 8354 words.

Hypothyroidism is an endocrine disorder affecting 1%–10% of the population. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, lethargy, and decreased cognitive performance. The mainstay therapy...

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recreational drug

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A mood-altering drug that is taken for reasons other than prevention or treatment of disease, i.e., for pleasure rather than need. Cannabis (marijuana) is an example.

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Pyrvinium pamoate changes alternative splicing of the serotonin receptor 2C by influencing its RNA structure

Manli Shen, Stanislav Bellaousov, Michael Hiller, Pierre de La Grange, Trevor P. Creamer, Orit Malina, Ruth Sperling, David H. Mathews, Peter Stoilov and Stefan Stamm.

in Nucleic Acids Research

April 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 7952 words.

The serotonin receptor 2C plays a central role in mood and appetite control. It undergoes pre-mRNA editing as well as alternative splicing. The RNA editing suggests that the pre-mRNA forms...

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Disruptive mRNA folding increases translational efficiency of catechol-O-methyltransferase variant

Douglas Tsao, Svetlana A. Shabalina, Josée Gauthier, Nikolay V. Dokholyan and Luda Diatchenko.

in Nucleic Acids Research

August 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 7546 words.

Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is a major enzyme controlling catecholamine levels that plays a central role in cognition, affective mood and pain perception. There are three common COMTnull...

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