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Dopamine

Dopamine, also known as DA or 3-hydroxytyramine, is a natural chemical which acts as a neurotransmitter.

Dompanine has various functions within the central nervous system including motor control, cognition, and reward.

Dopamine is used in the treatment of a wide range of condtions including shock, hypotension, and low cardiac output.

It is believed that some psychoactive drugs, including some antidepressants, some antipsychotics and some stimulants, work by changing the amount of dopamine in the brain.

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